clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile
Sunderland v Liverpool - Premier League

Filed under:

Exclusive: Sunderland exploring the possibility of re-signing Vito Mannone - and player is keen

Sunderland are exploring the possibility of bringing former goalkeeper Vito Mannone back to the Stadium of Light, Roker Report can reveal.

Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Mannone is currently at Ligue 1 side Monaco, and sources close to the Italian have confirmed he is keen on a potential return to Wearside.

We understand there have been discussions between the clubs about a deal and, while there is nothing imminent, Sunderland’s interest is ongoing as they examine all their options to strengthen the squad this summer for a League One promotion push.

Mannone was a hugely popular figure in his first spell at Sunderland, with 2014 an especially stand-out year for the 33-year-old.

He was named both the Supporters’ Player of the Year and took the club’s official award too.

Arguably, Mannone’s best moment for Sunderland came in the League Cup semi-final, in which he saved two penalties in a shoot-out success that took the Black Cats to Wembley.

Mannone has one year left on his contract at Monaco, where he has been since 2020.

FEATURES!

On This Day (16th August 2014): Sunderland start Premier League season with entertaining draw

FAN LETTERS!

Fan Letters: More issues with tickets and the club shop... or lack of those things to be exact!

ROKER ROUNDTABLE!

Roker Roundtable: How could Sunderland make their fans feel more connected to the club?

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Roker Report Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Sunderland news from Roker Report