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Sunderland Agree Fee To Sell Stephane Sessegnon To Qatar Club Less Than 48 Hours After Arrest

Stephane Sessegnon Sunderland Agree Fee To Sell Stephane Sessegnon To Qatar Club Less Than 48 Hours After Arrest

Less than 48 hours after being arrested and charged with drunken driving, Sunderland forward Stephane Sessegnon looks set to move to Qatari club Al-Jaish after the two clubs agreed a fee of around £5million, according to Sky Tyne & Wear.

While Sunderland played MK Dons Tuesday night at the Stadium of Light in the League Cup, Sessegnon was arrested and charged with drunken driving after being stopped by police in Newcastle.

Sessegnon still has to agree personal terms with Al-Jaish, but it looks likely that the Beninese footballer is on his way out of Sunderland.

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6 Responses to Sunderland Agree Fee To Sell Stephane Sessegnon To Qatar Club Less Than 48 Hours After Arrest

  1. Americano & Proud says:

    Excellent news! Di Canio was not a fan and he was not linking well with lone forward Altidore. This should open the door for Fletcher. From a Sunderland perspective, a quality central mid is needed. Maybe they can lure Bradley to the “Stadium of Light”. However it would be a tough sell to Bradley as that would be a backwards move going from a top 5 Serie A club to bottom 5 club in the BPL.

    • Iain Foulds says:

      Seriously? Sessegnon was one of the few shining stars last season – Mingolet having now been sold to Liverpool, and Danny Rose returning to Spurs. Not linking up with a striker two games in to the season is hardly unexpected, but who are Sunderland now going to get this close to the transfer deadline?

      I’m all for DiCanio taking a firm line on players, and I did worry when I read about Tuesday’s drunk driving charge, but even if this was already lined up, it’s a bad move.

  2. Jer780 says:

    No not Bradley. One yank donkey is enough to carry.

  3. Ryan Sandidge says:

    A player of Bradley’s quality would surely be an asset. And surely Di Canio knows of the chemistry between Bradley and Jozy… If he were to come (or someone of equal talent) could make Sunderland a top 10 side… assuming the teams assimilates to each other in the coming weeks. While they only have 1 point from the opening fixtures, it can be said that they feel hard done not to have gotten maximum points from both games. I think the signs look good for Sunderland through the stretch of the season… I wouldn’t be surprised to see them get Europa league qualification, whether table wise or a League Cup run…

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