Report: Sunderland's Sebastian Coates willing to take pay cut for Sporting move

Sunderland manager David Moyes before the game

The Sunderland defender is currently on loan at Sporting Lisbon.

According to Record, on-loan Sunderland defender, Sebastian Coates is willing to accept a pay cut to secure a permanent move to Sporting Lisbon.

The defender departed the Stadium of Light last January, joining the Portuguese giants until the end of the season.

That move was extended in the summer when he joined on a season-long loan deal.

Sporting's Coates challenges Cristiano RonaldoSporting's Coates challenges Cristiano Ronaldo

He has since established himself at the Estadio Jose Alvalade, playing in all of their league games this season, as well as their four in the Champions League.

His move included an agreement for the switch to be made permanent at the end of this season for £4.3 million, according to the Chronicle.

Uruguay defender Sebastian CoatesUruguay defender Sebastian Coates

However, a reported major stumbling block was that Jorge Jesus’ side may not be able to afford his wages.

According to Record, that problem could be about to be fixed as the 26-year-old is willing to take a pay cut to secure himself a five-year deal in Portugal.

That will come as good news for the Black Cats, who would stand to make a £2 million profit on a player who is surplus to requirements in the North East.

Sporting Lisbon's Sebastian CoatesSporting Lisbon's Sebastian Coates

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