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Sunderland announce Didier Ndong’s official departure

Sunderland have finally managed to offload one of their biggest headaches this summer.

It is no secret that the Black Cats went through the unfortunate time of certain players not wanting to play for the club and deciding to remain AWOL for a significant period of time.

The Stadium of Light outfit took legal proceedings against both Papy Djilobodji and Didier Ndong, and it appears the latter of the two has now officially left the club.

According to a statement on Sunderland’s official website, they have confirmed that they have reached amicable terms with the Gabon international midfielder and have stated that he is no longer employed by them.

“Sunderland AFC has reached an agreement with Didier Ndong for his departure on amicable terms,” it read.

“As of 8 October 2018, he is no longer an employee of the club.

“There is an agreement with the player for a payment by way of compensation upon his signing for a new club.”

The Verdict:

Sunderland will be delighted that they can finally put all this mess behind them and forget about the whole saga involving the player.

Although they will not receive anything in terms of compensation until he joins another team, with January the most likely earliest opportunity, they will be pleased that they will be reimbursed the money they are owed after making him their club-record signing.

The Stadium of Light outfit will have also saved themselves a lot of money and time and effort as well by reaching amicable terms with Ndong, as legal proceedings would have likely been very time and cost consuming, giving them a rather large win considering the situation.

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