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Sunderland sack £8m flop player …after ‘comprehensively failing’ fitness test

botchway September 12, 2018


Sunderland have confirmed they have sacked Papy Djilobodji after he reported late back to pre-season training and then failed a subsequent fitness test.

The Black Cats had been weighing up their options regarding the defender after he along with Didier Ndong failed to report to pre-season training following relegation to League One.

But now the Black Cats have revealed the full extent of Djilobodji’s breach of contract, confirming he was AWOL for a month having been given July off on unpaid  leave to try and find a new club.

After then returning at the start of September, he failed a fitness test prompting urgent action. 

The club released a statement on their website confirming the termination of the defender’s contract.

Djilobodji was on £30,000 a week at Sunderland but has not played for the club since starting in a 2-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion in January 2017.

Credit: dailymail.co.uk

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