Kevin Phillips has heaped praise on Adam Le Fondre after the striker broke the silence on a potential move to Sunderland this summer.
The Stadium of Light legend, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, tipped the 33-year-old to develop a strong on-field relationship with Aiden O’Brien if signed.
Le Fondre, who currently plays for A-League side Sydney FC, was flattered by the reported interest in him from the League One giants.
The former Reading striker has been in sensational form this season and scored 20 goals in 27 appearances across all competitions.
He knows Black Cats boss Phil Parkinson well from their time together at Bolton Wanderers.
When asked by Football Insider if Le Fondre would be a welcome addition at the Stadium of Light, Phillips said: “I quite like him as a player.