As the January window approaches, several Sunderland players will be linked with exits.
With the club in League One, it is no surprise that some of their better players will be eyed by teams in higher leagues.
And one player who has been linked with an exit is Bryan Oviedo.
Many expected him to leave in the summer but he has conducted himself professionally throughout his time at Sunderland.
Unlike the likes of Didier Ndong and Papy Djilobodji, he never refused to train and always gives 100 per cent to the cause.
But if the Black Cats receive a decent bid for him in January, they should let him leave.
There are a few reasons why this makes sense. Oviedo should be given the chance to play at a higher level on a personal level.
The 28-year-old is at a crucial stage of his career and there will probably be top flight teams on the continent willing to take him.
But Sunderland should also let him go because they are strong enough without him.
Jack Ross prepared for Oviedo’s departure in the summer and Sunderland look strong at left-back.
With Reece James performing well and youngster Denver Hume emerging on the scene, Sunderland have options at left-back.
Donald Love and Adam Matthews can also fill in if needed so Oviedo can leave without too much disruption to the promotion challenge.