The Sunderland manager has been talking about the soon-to-be Leeds United loanee,hinting that others could also leave.
The 25-year-old left winger agreed a temporary move to Elland Road earlier this month although it is due to be rubber-stamped on Friday, and the Black Cats boss has suggested it made sense for Buckley to move given his lack of first-team opportunities…and that others could follow him through the exit in the coming weeks.
“Buckley has already gone,” Advocaat told the Echo. “Hopefully some more will go out.
“As I’ve said before, I would want to play if I was in that position.”
The report goes on to suggest that Liam Bridcutt, Danny Graham, Charis Mavrias and Valentin Roberge are all surplus to requires at the Stadium of Light right now, but it remains to be seen if another club will be willing to take them on loan during the emergency window.
Buckley is one player who is being tipped to have a big impact when he is finally able to play for Leeds, and Uwe Rosler’s side need him after crashing to a 3-0 defeat against Middlesbrough last weekend.
Next up is a home match against Birmingham, and Leeds should have Buckley available for that fixture.
If any other Sunderland players have left by then, only time will tell…