Sunderland failed to offload a duo who did not see their careers at the Stadium of Light and things do not appear to be getting any better for them in the near future.
It is understood the former Chelsea centre-back is prepared to return to training following a failed attempt to force a move through, however, it will be with the under-23’s and not the senior squad.
Ndong could still see an exit happen, with transfer windows in both Portugal and Qatar still open, however, it is believed a move for the midfielder could still be difficult to happen.
Ross admitted the players did not have a future with the Black Cats whilst he was in charge and revealed he does not ever see them being in his plans moving forward.
“I haven’t had any interest in them because they’ve never turned up and haven’t been part of what I’ve tried to build here,” he told the Newcastle Chronicle.
“I don’t ever envisage them being part of that.”
The future looks bleak for the duo at the moment and it is really their own fault that things have come to where they are now.
Djilobodji may just have to accept that he will not be able to leave until January at the earliest and will have to train with the developmental squad.
Ndong could still seal a move away, however, there could be concerns from other clubs about the duo’s attitudes and their blunt refusal to play for Sunderland this season following their relegation to League One.
Sunderland fans – thoughts?