Lewis Grabban has cut-short his season long loan with Sunderland and returned to parent club Bournemouth.
The Black Cats revealed that the 29-year old no longer wishes to play for them and decided to mutually cut short his loan agreement.
This will be a major blow for Chris Coleman’s side who are battling to avoid relegation from the Championship this season.
Despite the club playing a poor brand of football for much of the season, Grabban has been one of the few bright sparks in the team and has scored 12 goals this season.
He however has missed the clubs last three games after injuring a calf during the first half of his clubs home draw with Birmingham two days before Christmas.
Black Cats manager Coleman said: “Throughout my time at the football club I have continually reiterated that I only wish to work with players who want to be here and work hard for Sunderland. Lewis informed us of his desire to leave and we wish him well.”