It has just emerged that Martin O’Neill is preparing to offer former Sotirios Kyrgiakos a route back to the Premier League after a defensive shortage hit the North East club.
The 32 year-old previously starred for Liverpool, only leaving the club in August 2011 to join Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.
However, Kyrgiakos has failed to make an impact at the Volkwagen Arena and has been limited to just seven starts in Germany.
Recent weeks have seen Titus Bramble, Wes Brown and Matthe Kilgallon all sidelined due to injury and O’Neill feels that Kyrgiakos has the experience necessary to fill the void.
The veteran made just under 50 appearances for Liverpool in his two seasons at Anfield, showing a valuable amount of experience in the English top flight.
Kyrgiakos has also racked up an impressive 61 caps for the Greek national side and despite his age, the centre-back will undoubtedly bring a good mental attitude to the Black Cats.
Martin O’Neill has had an impressive start to his Sunderland career and put the North East outfit in a comfortable mid-table position, but will be eager to strengthen his side on this deadline day if he is to push further up the league in the second half of the season.