Wahbi Khazri was a popular figure towards the start of his time at the Stadium of Light, but things soon changed as he struggled to live up to expectations.
Sam Allardyce paid over £10 million (as per Chronicle Live) to bring Wahbi Khazri to the Premier League.
The Tunisia international impressed during his early days at the club as he managed to grab his first goal against Manchester United at the Stadium of Light.
But, Khazri, who is valued at £12.6 million (by Transfermarkt), failed to hold down a first-team place under David Moyes the following season, with his commitment and fitness constantly being called into question.
The Wearside club agreed a loan deal with Rennes in the summer of 2017 where he spent all of last season, producing 11 goals and four assists in 34 appearances.
Khazri managed to produce just three goals and two assists in 42 appearances at the Stadium of Light, so it’s safe to say that he never really managed to live up to expectations and certainly won’t be remembered.
However, he ended up moving back to France in the summer of last year as he joined AS Saint-Etienne, and he hasn’t looked back since having produced 13 goals and five assists in 26 appearances.
So, with Josh Maja now plying his trade in the same league as Khazri at Bordeaux, it looks as if the youngster could learn a few things from how the Tunisian has been performing this season.
Sunderland fans – Thoughts?