Sheffield Wednesday have been linked with Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole over the past few days, as reported by The72.
Steve Bruce knows the 30-year-old well from previously managing him at Wigan Athletic and with the Black Cats.
The new Owls boss is already plotting potential summer recruits as he looks to put his own stamp on his newly inherited squad.
Cattermole’s career to date-
Cattermole started out in the North-East at Middlesbrough and rose through the youth ranks at the Riverside. He went onto play 91 games for them in the Premier League before leaving for Wigan Athletic in July 2008 for a fee of around £3.5 million.
After impressing for the Latics in the 2008/09 campaign, Sunderland paid £6 million in August 2009 to bring him to the Stadium of Light.
The tough tackling midfielder has racked up over 250 appearances for the Black Cats since then. However, he hasn’t been able to prevent them from two relegations in the past two seasons.
Nevertheless, he has been a key player under Jack Ross in the third tier in this campaign. Cattermole has scored five in League One in this campaign.
Here is how the Owls and Sunderland fans have reacted on Twitter to Sheffield Wednesday being linked with Cattermole over the past few days-
Seeing a lot of rubbish posted about Lee Cattermole since we were linked at the weekend. Things like "He makes Hutch look like a Saint"
Cattermoles had 1 red card since Nov 2013. Hutch (and we all LOVE Hutch) has had 5 in the same period. #swfc
— Nigel Short (@nigel_short) March 11, 2019
Is Cattermole a great player? No
Is he better than Pelupessy? Definitely #swfc
— james (@jimmybjb) March 10, 2019
Why would Sunderland send a player of Cattermole's age out on loan ?
— W skulduggery WLD ? (@RobLow_7) March 10, 2019
Not that I think there's any truth in Cattermole to Sheff Wed but if there was I'm still of the mindset we should snap anyone's hands off. He's been v.good this year but I don't think he's got the legs for the Championship if we were to go up and 30kpw is crippling #safc
— Parkersafc (@Parkersafc) March 11, 2019
Can’t see it tbh, unless we don’t get promoted of corse
— Adrian Magson (@AdrianMagson) March 10, 2019