Sunderland skipper and defensive midfielder Lee Cattermole might be on his way out of the Stadium of Light, as manager Paolo Di Canio is planning a complete overhaul of his squad.
Di Canio was unhappy with the behaviour and discipline of a few players and it is believed that Cattermole is one among them.
The defensive midfielder has a penchant for picking up unnecessary cards and his playing style often puts the team at a disadvantage during the heated battles.
Di Canio will be looking forward to shape the team from top to bottom according to his liking. Cattermole, with his defensive record, won’t be a key figure anymore.
The scouts are preparing a list of players for the new season to shape the club according to the manager's plans.
Cattermole was one of the favourites during the time of Steve Bruce and Martin O’Neil at the Stadium of Light. Whenever available he was an automatic starter in midfield.
Even though injuries and suspensions reduced his availability most of the time he was considered as a vital cog for the Black Cats.
With his future uncertain at Sunderland, he will be welcoming offers from other clubs. One club in particular holds the edge over the rivals: Premier League newcomers Hull City who, along with Cardiff City, are believed to be interested in the tenacious midfielder.
Hull are currently managed by Steve Bruce, who rates Cattermole very highly. He has already reunited with one of his former players in Maynor Figueroa and is looking at others who can implement his methodologies on the pitch.
The Tigers are looking for players with Premier League experience and leadership qualities to survive the relegation battle. And Cattermole fits the bill perfectly.
Can he lead their challenge next season?
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