Sunderland fans think they've spotted sign Lee Cattermole could leave

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland during the Checkatrade Trophy Final between Portsmouth and Sunderland at Wembley Stadium, London on Sunday 31st March 2019.

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole has been linked with a move to Sheffield Wednesday.

Dylan McGeouch of Sunderland during a Pre-Season friendly match between Hartlepool United and Sunderland AFC at Victoria Park on July 14, 2018 in Hartlepool, England.

Sunderland fans think that Dylan McGeouch's inclusion on their retained list is a sign that Lee Cattermole will be leaving this summer, amid links with Sheffield Wednesday.

The Shields Gazette have suggested that Wednesday are interested in the Sunderland midfielder, who could need to be offloaded.

 

Cattermole is one of the Black Cats’ highest earners and their failure to earn promotion last term means that Jack Ross could be forced to take cost cutting measures.

And Sunderland fans feel that McGeouch being offered the chance to stay suggests that Cattermole could be close to moving to Hillsborough.

Ross didn’t play McGeouch at all regularly at Sunderland last season, with other options favoured.

The Scottish boss tended to play Max Power, Cattermole and Grant Leadbitter all ahead of McGeouch.

When McGeouch was offered chances, he did occasionally impress at Sunderland, with his passing ability above the level of many of his teammates.

If Cattermole does leave Sunderland this summer it will bring to an end his 10 year stay at the Stadium of Light.

Lee Cattermole shows his disappointment after missing a penalty during the Checkatrade Trophy Final between Portsmouth and Sunderland at Wembley Stadium, London on Sunday 31st March 2019.

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