Ireland international and fan-favourite Jonathan Walters could well be looking at a massive step down in the January transfer window following reports linking him with a move to the very bottom of the Championship.
Jonathan Walters hasn’t had the most memorable of times following his £3 million transfer from Stoke City to the surprise package of the season, Burnley, but now, after a campaign that has seen him achieve minimal playing time at Turf Moor, he could well be facing a move that would be considered by many to be a massive step down.
Walters has been seen in action on just three occasions since signing for the Clarets – playing for just 37 minutes in the Premier League and according to The Sun, is being looked to by Sunderland manager Chris Coleman as a possible solution to their miserable season so far.
Sunderland are rooted to the very bottom of the Championship this year and reportedly see the Irish international as someone who has all of the experience and talent necessary to change the momentum of what has been a rather bleak campaign to date.
It looks as though a loan-deal is what the Black Cats are hoping for and while it would appear to be a bad move on the surface, playing time is golden and for Walters, any opportunity to get minutes on the pitch will prove important, especially at this stage in his career.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena