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Sunderland left in limbo over key man’s future

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AFC Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe, has revealed that he is undecided whether to call Lewis Grabban back from his loan spell at Sunderland, insisting he will “wait and see,” reports Sky Sports’ Keith Downie.

Sunderland moved to bring Grabban to the Stadium of Light on a season-long loan deal over the summer, with the striker’s opportunities with Bournemouth in the Premier League looking limited under Howe.

The on-loan striker has made an impressive start to life in the North East, with the 29-year-old scoring 10 goals in just 15 Sky Bet Championship appearances despite Sunderland’s struggles.

However, reports have emerged this week linking Grabban with a move to Championship leaders, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

When questioned about Grabban’s future, Howe gave a short answer regarding the January transfer window, insisting he will “wait and see” whether to recall the forward back to Bournemouth in the New Year.

Grabban has been a shining light for Sunderland in a miserable start to the season, and the striker will once again be expected to line-up in Chris Coleman’s starting XI tomorrow against Reading in the Championship.

The Black Cats host the Royals at the Stadium of Light, looking to build on last weekend’s 2-0 victory over Burton Albion.

The Verdict  

If Sunderland were to lose Grabban in January it would be a huge blow for Coleman, with the striker absolutely vital at the Stadium of Light.

Bournemouth don’t need the striker, so you would imagine if Grabban is recalled, it will be so he can secure a permanent deal away from the club.

If Grabban leaves, Sunderland’s chance of survival will be looking slim.

Sunderland fans… Let us know your thoughts!

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