Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat confirms Santaigo Vergini has to find a new club this summer

Dick Advocaat

The central defender is not a part of the former Rangers manager's first team plans at the Black Cats.

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has revealed that he has already told at least one member of his squad that they can depart the Stadium of Light this summer, in quotes from the Sunderland Echo.

The player that has been told in no uncertain terms that he has no future at the club is Argentina international defender Santiago Vergini, while Frenchman Anthony Revilliere has already departed the club on a free transfer earlier in the summer.

Vergini's situation is a little complicated considering he was on loan at the club the last two seasons, with an agreement to sign the 26-year-old on a permanent deal already set up with his owners Estudiantes.

However, no sooner had Vergini been bought, Advocaat has confirmed that he will not be involved in the first team squad next season.

“It’s a new season and I have to be straight and honest with people," the Dutchman said regarding the defender's situation according to the Echo.

“I don’t want to go on with him, with all respect. I’m sorry for Santi, but he has to go and find another club.

“It was the same with the right-back (Reveillere)” he added.

“Probably, players will realise if I buy someone for a certain position, they will ask if they can go. That’s the way it goes.”

The Argentinian featured prominently under former manager Gus Poyet, but was dropped for the Black Cats' final six games last season in favour of Sebastien Coates. With the Urguayan impressing and signing permanently from Liverpool, there is little room for Vergini, who looks unlikely to add to his 51 appearances for the club.

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