Papy Djilobodji: Sunderland terminate £8m defender
Sunderland have terminated Papy Djilobodji’s contract, saying the defender returned to the membership late and unfit.
The 29-year-old Senegal worldwide, who price £8m from Chelsea two years in the past, put in a switch request in June.
He did not report for coaching in August after Sunderland allowed him to take unpaid depart throughout July to agree a deal at a brand new membership.
The membership mentioned he “comprehensively” failed a health take a look at upon his return.
Djilobodji, who was underneath contract till June 2020, solely returned to coaching within the first week of September after ignoring plenty of written requests from the League One membership.
In a statement, Sunderland mentioned he was subjected to the identical pre-season health checks that the remainder of the squad went by in July.
Sunderland signed Djilobodji from Stamford Bridge in August 2016, turning into former supervisor David Moyes’ first signing on the Stadium of Mild, however his final first-team look for the Black Cats was in August 2017.