Sunderland are facing the prospect of a huge summer in the transfer market.
After missing out on promotion to the Championship for the third season running it means that the Wearsiders are needing to cut their cloth and restructure their playing squad for future success.
A number of players have already been moved on such as Max Power, Conor McLaughlin, Callum McFadzean and Grant Leadbitter, while numerous other high-profile stars may yet follow them out of the exit door.
Transfer funds are likely to be limited for the Black Cats this summer, meaning that they may have to shop smart as they look to fill a number of key positions in Lee Johnson’s squad.
Free agents are an ideal way to do just that, but who should be on Sunderland’s radar this summer? Here are nine options.