Report: Sunderland to loan out Valentin Roberge for last year of contract

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Sunderland are expecting to loan out Valentin Roberge for the last year of his contract.

Roberge is heading into the last year of his deal at Sunderland, and with no future at the club planned, the Black Cats are planning to send him out on loan again, as per the Sunderland Echo.

The French defender, 28, spent the 2014/15 campaign on loan with Stade Reims, having made just 13 appearances for Sunderland in his debut season at the Stadium of Light.

He is one of the players remaining from Roberto De Fanti’s time as director of football, and, being overpaid without performing, Sunderland want to get rid of him this summer.

However, his high wages mean no buying club is willing to match his demands, making a sale extremely unlikely, with current director of football Lee Congerton set to loan him out instead,

The chance of him receiving a second chance at Sunderland under Dick Advocaat is seen as ‘minimal’, and Congerton is now in the process of finding a suitor willing to take Roberge on a temporary deal, whilst shelling out for a portion of his wages.

Roberge is expected to be one of three players leaving the Wearside club this summer, with 21-year-old defender Charis Mavrias expected to join Panathanaikos in a permanent deal, whilst El Hadji-Ba being allowed to leave if approached with a suitable offer.

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