Back in July, Sunderland were after a goalkeeper, having just sold Jordan Pickford to Everton for around £30m.
In came Jason Steele from Blackburn and Robbin Ruiter from FC Utrecht, but neither have really worked out.
So far, the Dutchman has been Chris Coleman’s man of choice since he took over from Simon Grayson, yet there’s a feeling someone more experienced than both might be needed.
The name Mark Bunn has been put forward as a cheap option available to the Black Cats in January, yet there might be another potential option, one Sunderland were interested in over the summer.
Cédric Carasso, whose contract with Bordeaux ran out in June of this year, spent the summer looking at a variety of offers, eventually deciding that going to Galatasaray as a second choice was best for his career.
But was it? The 35-year-old has so far played just one game, in the Turkish Cup, for the Süper Lig side, and, considering his age and the fact he’s just on a one-year contract, signing him in January would be a cheap deal.
Of course, he would need to be convinced to leave Turkey, which is a completely different climate to Sunderland, yet the fact he considered Heart of Midlothiian’s offer suggests the weather doesn’t bother him all that much.
It’s worth a shot, especially when both your keepers have one league clean sheet between them so far this season.