Sunderland are in talks with Nottingham Forest over a move that could see Liam Bridcutt return to the Stadium of Light this month, according to a report from the Daily Mirror (15/1; page 49).
It would be no surprise to see Bridcutt leave the City Ground during this window. He has not made a Championship appearance for Forest since September 2018.
The 30-year-old spent the first-half of the season on loan at Bolton Wanderers before returning to his parent club at the start of the month.
But it appears that he could soon be on the way back to League One.
The Daily Mirror (15/1; page 49) reports that the Black Cats are discussing a move for Bridcutt.
A move would see Bridcutt rejoin the club he left in 2016. He made 30 Premier League appearances for Sunderland before leaving for Leeds.
Parkinson left Bolton shortly before Bridcutt’s arrival. But he will be aware of what he is capable of. He has faced Sunderland twice this season, producing an outstanding display in the 1-1 draw with the Black Cats back in September.
TBR View – Bridcutt could be a shrewd signing
Bridcutt did not enjoy the best time at Sunderland when they were in the top flight. But he would arguably be a shrewd signing this month.
He has already shown this season that he can stand out in League One. And it may prove to be a very good piece of business if Sunderland can manage to bring him in.