Sunderland reportedly looking to offload three internationals

Sunderland are keen to offload Jozy Altidore, Charis Mavrias and Emanuele Giaccherini at the next available opportunity.

Sunderland are looking to cash-in on Jozy Altidore, Charis Mavrias and Emanuele Giaccherini in January, according to a report.

The trio of international stars have failed to make an impact at the Stadium of Light since signing last summer and it seems that Gus Poyet's patience has worn out.

The three buys were amongst the more expensive recruits the club made in the 2013 transfer window, but they have all failed to make any sort of impression.

The biggest disappointment out of the group may be Emanuele Giaccherini, though.

The Italian arrived on Wearside with a huge reputation, and as a regular in Italy's national team, but it never worked out for him.

Injury, lack of form and the pace of the Premier League meant that Giaccherini has failed to live up to expectations. 

This is partly not his fault due to the fact he was utilised in a number of different positions and never had a regular spot in the starting line-up established, but more was expected from a player of his calibre.

Altidore, too, has been surprisingly poor. The striker is blessed with great power, but he has never hit the back of the net with any regularity and it has been a miserable time for him.

The Black Cats are desperate for a scoring striker, but Altidore does not appear to be the solution to this problem and his departure has been a long time coming.

Mavrias, meanwhile, was a bit of a gamble given his age, but he still had a good reputation prior to his move.

The trio set Sunderland back nearly £20 million in combined fees and they will do well to recover even half of that total from their sales this summer, but they appear to have accepted the loss.  

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