Sunderland striker Will Grigg has admitted he will not watch the Sunderland Til I Die episode that surrounds his move to the Stadium of Light.
With the Black Cats’ recent history being documented by the Netflix series, Grigg’s move to the club was a major part of owner Stewart Donald’s January 2019 deadline day business.
Phil Parkinson’s side failed to gain promotion for a second successive season after finishing eighth in the League One table, and the 28-year-old striker has now seen his future addressed by the club.
Grigg arrived on Wearside from Wigan Athletic in a deal that worth £4m, with Donald keen to bring in a striker as was shown in the Netflix series as he frantically made multiple bids to secure the deal.
The striker has now discussed his move to the Stadium of Light, saying that he did not want to leave Wigan, whilst also touching on the reasons why he will not watch those episodes of Sunderland Til I Die.
Speaking to The Athletic in a wide-ranging exclusive interview, Grigg said: “I heard about it and read certain things. From what I have heard, it was not the most professional thing ever. But that is what happens on deadline day and it was filmed. I am sure that was happening at hundreds of clubs over the country and it has done over the years.”
You can hardly blame Grigg for not wanting to watch the flashbacks to that transfer, especially if he did not want to leave Wigan at the time – as he admitted in that interview for The Athletic.
The striker will likely be looking to move on this summer, having failed to make any real impact since joining the club in January 2019.
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