You would struggle to think of a Premier League team that looked more destined for relegation from the opening round of fixtures than Sunderland. Leicester's 4-2 demolition of the Wearside outfit has sparked panic among Sunderland fans, with many believing further signings are still needed in spite of a few summer acquisitions. The general feeling on Wearside is that the fans deserve more than a relegation scrap with a miraculous survival year after year. Sunderland need to take the next step, and need to assert themselves as a mid-table Premier League team. To do that, money needs to be spent. Teams such as Swansea, Southampton and Stoke have paved the way in recent years, and Sunderland need to follow suit in order to avoid dropping down a division in the near future. With Connor Wickham moving to Crystal Palace, a striker is still believed to be high on the agenda, as well as a creative midfielder. Who should Sunderland be looking at though? Who could be available? Who could take the club to the next level? Here's 5 players that Sunderland should be looking to sign before the window slams shut at the end of the month, featuring a left-back, two creative midfielders and two strikers.