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Besiktas interested in Papy Djilobodji – Sunderland fans will be delighted

Besiktas interested in Papy Djilobodji – Sunderland fans will be delighted

Sunderland have brought in 11 new players this summer as the club looks to halt their relegation slide down the leagues.

Under Jack Ross and owner Stewart Donald, Sunderland have begun the season hoping to finally end the wave of negativity that has taken over the club in recent years.

Along with bringing in a fleet of new players, the club is also looking to shift out some of the players to not only clear up their wage bill but also to freshen up the squad as they embark on their League One campaign.

Lamine Kone has been sold to Ligue 1 side Strasbourg, while youth academy product Joel Asoro has joined Swansea.

Apparently, Sunderland could be close to sanctioning another departure as according to Turkish newspaper Takvim (via Turkish Football), Besiktas will bid for defensive flop Papy Djilobodji.

The Breakdown

The Senegal international joined Sunderland in 2016 in a deal worth £8 million, but never really impressed at the club.

With two years left on his contract, and with the club looking to clear some of their top earners off the wage bill, selling him to Besiktas would be a great deal.

It seems manager Ross has already prepared for life without the former Chelsea man as he has brought in four new central defenders to help bolster the club at the back.

With Domagoj Vida attracting interest from multiple clubs, selling Djilobodji just seems right for all parties and, in truth, he won’t be missed by Sunderland fans.

What do you think about this deal Sunderland fans?

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