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Sunderland: Fans unimpressed as Wouter Verstraaten rejects Black Cats deal

Sunderland: Fans unimpressed as Wouter Verstraaten rejects Black Cats deal - Sunderland

Dutch defender Wouter Verstraaten has rejected an offer from Sunderland to pledge his immediate future to South Shields.

Having been interested in the defender for some time, the League One club took him on trial in February which saw him feature in a game against Liverpool. The Dutchman impressed and was offered a deal to join the under-23 side but it has now been revealed that he rejected the move and has opted to remain with Shields whilst he completes his university studies.

The 23-year-old can play anywhere along the defensive back line, having developed during his youth career with Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven (as per Sunderland Echo).

Sunderland, who sit seventh in the League One table, could miss out on a potential play-off place if the 2019/20 season does not end on the pitch, with various claims on the outcome of the season being made in recent weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Reacting to a tweet from @sunechosafc, these fans gave their views on Verstraaten’s reported decision and hit out further at the club’s chairman Stewart Donald:

Do you think Verstraaten would have been a good signing, Sunderland fans? Let us know in the comments section below…


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