Asamoah Gyan has called on his fellow countryman Sulley Muntari to join him at Sunderland.
The former Portsmouth star has made it clear he wants to leave the San Siro, and the Black Cats are keen to seal his signature.
Steve Bruce's side have made an approach to sign Muntari on loan from Inter Milan, however, the Ghanaian stated last week that he would rather move to London if he was to return to England.
His former Pompey boss Harry Redknapp has long been linked with a move to bring him to Tottenham but Gyan is hopeful that Muntari may have a change of heart and be persuaded to move to the North East.
"Sulley would give us a big boost," said Gyan.
"He would be loved by the fans if he was here.
"The fans like players who fight for the team and he is certainly one of them.
"Muntari is a quality player, with features similar to Lee Cattermole. He has a big left foot and can shoot from distance.
"I've known him a long time and I would be very happy if it came from us. I'd love to play in the club with him. "