Sunderland are reportedly keen on Tottenham's Andros Townsend to add extra attacking impetus to their squad ahead of the new season, according to the The Independent.
The newspaper claim that Sunderland are interested in signing England international, Townsend as they seek a long term solution to their left wing problem, and two-footed Townsend could be a perfect fit.
Despite being a regular in Roy Hodgson's England squad, Towsend has struggled to gain a regular starting spot at White Hart Lane being utilised as mainly an impact subsitute by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
This inconsistency could lead to Townsend seeking a move to in order to secure regular football and strengthen his place in England's Euro 2016 squad next summer.
Sunderland struggled for attacking threat, and scored just thirty one goals in the Premier League last season, a run of bluntness in front of goal that almost cost them their Premier League status.
The signing of Jermain Defoe added a proven goal scorer to their ranks, but a lack of goals from midfield and wide areas proved a real problem for Dick Advocaat's team.
With Jozy Altidore and on loan Ricky Alvarez both failed to score single League goal all season, with Danny Graham managing just one, Sunderland's need for extra goals is only to evident.