Tuesday 17 October 2017

Sebastian Coates makes Sporting Lisbon loan switch

Sunderland's Sebastian Coates is joining Sporting Lisbon
Sunderland's Sebastian Coates is joining Sporting Lisbon

Sunderland have confirmed that defender Sebastian Coates has joined Sporting Lisbon on loan for the rest of the season.

The 25-year-old Uruguay international headed for Portugal following Sunderland's capture of Ivory Coast international Lamine Kone on Wednesday evening and could make his Sporting debut against Academica at the weekend.

Coates joined the Black Cats from Liverpool, initially on loan, in 2014 and made a permanent move to the Stadium of Light last summer.

He made 32 appearances for the club, but has been sacrificed as manager Sam Allardyce attempts to rebuild his squad while balancing the wage bill to meet Financial Fair Play regulations.

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