The Sunderland fans in The Transfer Tavern are gathered around the jukebox selecting some tunes and discussing reports that their club is being slammed after pulling out of a transfer deal this week.
Vice President of L’Orient Alex Hayes was further incensed by the decision yesterday when the Wearsiders completed a deal to bring in Bayern Munich defender Jan Kirchoff. Speaking about Sunderland’s decision, Hayes said:
“It’s quite outrageous. We gave Sunderland our consent last Tuesday, Lamine left the next day to have contract talks, but the player warned us there were problems in negotiating his contract.”
“Because of the holidays it dragged out until Monday. They tried to change the pre-agreed deal. Lamine called me to ask if he could return to Lorient and I told him with great pleasure.”
“Our defensive pillar was lost for the cup game against Tours and for the Rennes derby, for nothing. It’s quite outrageous on the part of Sunderland who, meanwhile, have negotiated with a Bayern player.”
The Sunderland fans in The Transfer Tavern are fully behind their club’s decision to pull out of the deal, and regard Kirchoff as much better option to Kone.
Sunderland fans, was this the right call? Let us know in the comments below!