Sunderland star explains only downside of Wearside move

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Sunderland's Santiago Vergini is not a massive fan of the weather in England!

Sunderland defender Santiago Vergini has told the Chronicle that the only downside to his move to the Stadium of Light has been the weather.

Vergini joined Sunderland for a second loan spell last summer and he's suggested the climate has taken some adapting to, as he had previously played his entire career in Argentina.

The defender has managed to get used to the cold weather now and he says that he is keen to stay at the club.

“I feel very comfortable here, both at the club and outside the club, so I would be very keen to stay," he said. “The only downside is the climate and the weather, but even that has been good for the last few days!”

The paper also claims that there is clause is Sunderland's deal with Vergini's parent club Estudiantes which means that they have to buy the 26-year-old if they remain in the Premier League.

It seems that the deal is one which Vergini would be happy with and he could be an important player for Sunderland next term.

The Argentine defender can cover at centre-back and full-back and his versatility could be key, with Sunderland having a lack of options in their back-line.

The Black Cats' defensive options are mostly ageing veterans and Vergini is unlikely to be the only defender who moves to Wearside this summer. 

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