Lewis Grabban’s brilliant form for Sunderland has created a stir in the Championship. The forward has come to the aid of the club as he has become their only source of goals.

Despite their struggle, this season Grabban has scored goals in regular interval and has found the net 11 times so far for the Black Cats. His goal scoring traits have made him pretty popular in the second tier and he is poised to be the target of a number of clubs.

His parent club Bournemouth have the right to call him in January when the transfer window reopens. However, with only 18 months left on his contract, Eddie Howe might look to take this opportunity to earn some good money.

The Cherries gaffer has enough resources at his disposal and won’t mind releasing Grabban from the Vitality Stadium. Sunderland, on the other hand, are pretty adamant about keeping the player and are now pondering options whether to offer him a permanent deal or not.

On being asked about Grabban’s future, the Cherries gaffer answered, “We will make the right decision for him and for us. I think it will be something we will sit down and talk about. We have got some excellent strikers here.

“I have got some real options in that position, especially when you consider you have got the quality of Lys Mousset who is out of the squad at the moment. That is something for a later date when we will have a chat with Grabbs.”

Wolves are said to be leading the race for securing the signature of Grabban. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are currently the top team in the Championship and the gaffer wants some more space for another forward alongside Leo Bonatini.

The Championship side have the money to spend in January and might tempt Bournemouth with a substantial offer. Aston Villa are also considering him as one of their potential signings in January but the Birmingham giants are facing concerns regarding their financial fair play so they have to be a bit patient regarding this move.

Sunderland don’t have the financial muscle to match the might of the Wolves but they need to be a bit stable on their performances if they are to survive in the Championship. The Wearside club need to clear their financial mess and they can kick-start this by offloading some of the players.

Lamine Kone and Didier Ndong are the favourites to leave the Wearside and it might leave Coleman the necessary fund to determine the future of Grabban.

Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.