Sunderland have made a good start in League One this season, currently sat in sixth-place with six matches played.
They were emphatically beaten by Peterborough United last weekend but with a few hours left in which to strengthen their side in the summer transfer window, the Black Cats will hoping to ensure that result is just a blip.
And early on Monday morning, Football Insider reported that they were looking to tempt Celtic winger Scott Sinclair to the Stadium of Light.
He has plummeted down the pecking order under Neil Lennon this season and with just a year left on his deal, is looking to leave the Hoops on deadline day.
However, here are THREE reasons why Sunderland should avoid bringing him in…
Sinclair is reportedly on £30,000-a-week with Celtic, according to Football Insider’s report, and it would be absolute madness for Sunderland to even consider anything close to that.
The last couple of summers have seen them desperately try to shift big earners from their wage bill so to bring another one in would be foolish and ultimately damaging.
With financial regulations set to be strictly enforced, it could badly limit the Black Cats in the January window and hinder their chances of promotion.
At 30, Sinclair is undoubtedly past his peak.
And whilst I am sure he could still do a job in League One, in their current state, Sunderland should be looking to bring players in who they can realistically improve and sell-on.
With Maguire and McGeady both in and around their 30s as well, and with Watmore continuing to suffer with injuries, the future is looking murky out wide.
In my opinion, there are far bigger squad issues within the Sunderland side.
They currently have just one left-back in the first-team (Denver Hume) and one right-back (Conor McLaughlin). These were two areas badly exposed at the weekend and need to be improved on.
Signing Sinclair would be a sign of desperation and not a considered move.