The Italian is still keen on bringing Huddlestone to the north east.
Sunderland clearly haven’t finished their summer overhaul of the squad as manager Paolo Di Canio reignites interest in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tom Huddlestone, reports the Daily Star.
The Black Cats have been keen on bringing the Englishman to the Stadium of Light for some time, but talks appeared to have cooled in recent times until Di Canio released a statement clearly about Huddlestone.
“The club is working on two full-backs, but more important for me is the need to get a key player in central midfield – someone who needs to be English,” the 45-year-old said.
“English because he needs to know English football inside out and be a quality player because we want to play attractive football which gets good results.”
The England international is on the fringes of the Spurs team due to an influx of talented midfielders in the past few years and in the past three seasons, Huddlestone has managed to make just 36 Premier League appearances.
Now Di Canio wants to give the former Derby County player an outlet to become a regular first team member in the north east and it’s likely that the midfield ace would be tempted by the move.
Tottenham’s signing of Paulinho this summer has only served as further competition for Huddlestone at White Hart Lane and there are several other candidates, such as Sandro and Moussa Dembele, who are ahead of the Spurs man in the pecking order.
So far Sunderland have brought in no fewer than nine new players, with nearly £15m alone paid for Jozy Altidore and Emanuele Giaccherini.