It’s been a dismal start to the season for Sunderland, and supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern have been busy drowning their sorrows in between games of darts where Younes Kaboul’s face makes up the target.
Their woeful defensive displays against Leicester and Norwich see Sunderland the early favourites for relegation, with manager Dick Advocaat already a man under pressure.
Our landlord points out that after such a terrible start, the remaining fortnight of the transfer window is absolutely crucial to the Black Cats.
Advocaat is under pressure to bring in some players that look as though they actually want to play for the club, something current Liverpool outcast Fabio Borini did during a loan spell at the Stadium of Light in 2013-14.
Borini fired 10 goals in all competitions as Sunderland pulled off the great escape, whilst he was also crowned the club’s young player of the year.
The Italian has been told he has no future at Anfield, and has once again been linked with a return to Sunderland having turned down the opportunity to make a £14million switch last summer.
However, the Sunderland Echo reports that Borini could be holding out for a return to Italy, with Inter Milan the new favourites for his signature.
Sorry Sunderland fans.. maybe there will be some good news before the end of the season?