While clubs like Newcastle United are celebrating their promotion and return to the Premier League, Sunderland are bewildered by their relegation to the Championship.
An effect of their new status as a club is that most of their players would seek transfers in other to remain in the topflight of football.
Sunderland goalie Jordan Pickford was one huge positive for the Black Cats despite their failed season and he is now in the chase of Man United, Liverpool and Arsenal among other clubs, according to the Telegraph.
The 23-year-old shot-stopper has been outstanding for Sunderland this term but was unable to save Moyes’ men from relegation with his acrobatics and heroic saves.
Arsenal are uncertain over the future of David Ospina, who has been linked with a move to clubs in France and Turkey. If he leaves this summer, Wenger will be looking to replace him with the England youngster.
Meanwhile, David De Gea has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in the coming transfer window. The report claims Mourinho will be looking to beat Pep Guardiola to the signature of the starlet if De Gea leave the fortress of Old Trafford.
However, Pickford is unlikely to get first team action if he chooses to move to any of the “big” Premier League clubs, a move to the likes of Everton might see him wear the gloves for them constantly.
Pickford joined Sunderland at the age of 8 and ascended through the grades of the club. He is valued by Moyes at £25million.