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Sunderland set for £5.9m blow as transfer deal nears completion

Sunderland fans have precious little to get excited about and SporunDibi’s latest report that Jeremain Lens is set to sign permanently with Fenerbahce has done little to lift spirits.

Granted, the Dutchman was a flop at the Stadium of Light, but the mooted €5m (£4.2m) the Turkish giants will pay to keep him beyond his loan spell is some €7m (£5.9m) short of the €12m (£10.2m) paid for his signature in 2015.

Lens has been a huge hit in Istanbul, winning over the club’s passionate supporters so staying put makes sense for the player, especially with Sunderland looking likely to be relegated to the Championship – David Moyes’ men are rock-bottom of the Premier league and eight points away from safety.

The Wearside outfit snapped up the 29-year-old from Dynamo Kiev close to two years ago, but his one season in the North East was far from fruitful with just 20 league outings and three goals to his name.

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