Frazier Campbell On His Way Out after Failing to Secure New Sunderland Contract

Former Manchester United striker struggling to earn new contract after increased competition for places.

Former Manchester United and Tottenham striker Frazier Campbell could be on his way out of Sunderland just six months after making his England debut after revealing he is struggling to earn a new contract.

Campbell signed for Sunderland in 2009 from Manchester United for £3.5m after a successful loan spell with Tottenham Hotspur the previous season had earned him many plaudits and the forward made his full England debut in a 3-2 friendly defeat to Holland in February this year.

Despite a promising start to his Sunderland career, though, culminating in that England call-up, the forward has struggled for fitness since a repeat to his anterior cruciate ligament injury in April 2011.

This summer saw Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill bolster his attacking options at the Stadium of Light with the acquisitions of Stephen Fletcher and Adam Johnson, for a combined £24m, along with the arrival of another ex-Manchester United and Tottenham player, Louis Saha, on a free-transfer from Spurs, reports the Mirror.

Campbell is now facing a fight to get into the Sunderland side ahead of the new arrivals and a failure to get back to the fine form he showed in 2008 and 2009 would likely see the club release him on a free at the end of the current season.

Campbell has played just 47 times for Sunderland in his three seasons at the club.

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