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Sunderland must get rid of disrespectful Djilobodji ASAP

Sunderland must get rid of disrespectful Djilobodji ASAP

Sunderland have made a good start to life in League 1 having taken 15 points from their first seven games.

After four wins and three draws, Jack Ross’ men sit fourth in the table with the club looking to make an instant return to the Championship.

And, while things are going reasonably well on the pitch, not everything has been pretty off it with central defender Papy Djilobodji kicking up quite the fuss.

The Breakdown

In a strong interview on talkSPORT (via the Shields Gazette), Sunderland owner Stewart Donald told host Jim White that Djilobodji had indicated he will not play for the club again.

Djilobodji arrived at the Stadium of Light from Chelsea in 2016 when David Moyes was at the helm, and the £8m (via BBC Sport) paid for him back then now looks ridiculous, especially considering how little Chelsea originally forked out for his services.

The 29-year-old did nothing in his one year at Stamford Bridge and has provided Sunderland with zilch since moving to Wearside.

Simply put, Djilobodji has been one of the worst signings that both Chelsea and Sunderland have made in the Premier League era, and his conduct towards the latter has been astonishing.

Given how he has performed at the Stadium of Light, his vendetta against the club is a disgrace.

If anything, Sunderland should be the ones waging war with the Senegal international. In every single aspect, the quicker Djilobodji leaves Sunderland, the better.

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