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Great move for Sunderland as Lamine Kone leaves on loan

Great move for Sunderland as Lamine Kone leaves on loan

Sunderland have been pretty busy over the last few weeks. 

The Black Cats have been hard at work over the summer to overhaul the squad in order to get the club back into the Championship.

So far, Sunderland have made 11 signings to bolster Ross’ squad and all of a sudden, the squad now looks capable of contending for promotion.

At the beginning of the summer, Sunderland’s squad looked incredibly threadbare and after missing out on Mohamed Eisa and with Jack Marriot joining Derby, their search for a new striker looked bleak. Now with Wyke, the Black Cats have someone who can lead the line well.

At the back too, Sunderland have brought in four new defenders to help a team that conceded 80 goals in the Championship – the second highest.

The Wearside club had to improve at the back in order to sell Papy Djilobodji and Lamine Kone. The club has now sent Kone on a season-long loan deal to Ligue 1 side, RC Strasbourg.

The Breakdown

Kone joined Sunderland in 2016 from Lorient and was an instant hit at the club and helped them survive relegation from the Premier League.

Ideally, Sunderland would’ve liked to have sealed a permanent deal for the defender as his contract runs out next year and this loan effectively ends his career at the club.

Although the club didn’t get a transfer fee, clearing his fairly lofty wages off the books is still a good move. Kone’s been a player the club have been looking to get rid of and finally have.

Thoughts Sunderland fans? 

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