Report: Sunderland reach agreement to bank £3.5m upon Didier Ndong's next move

New Sunderland owner Stewart Donald poses outside the ground at the Stadium of Light on May 21, 2018 in Sunderland, England.

Sunderland finally severed their ties with Ndong at the start of this week.

Didier Ndong of Sunderland and Callum Reilly of Bury in action during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Bury and Sunderland at Gigg Lane on August 10, 2017 in Bury, England.

Didier Ndong has agreed to pay Sunderland compensation upon signing for another club.

And according to the Daily Mirror, the figure the Mackems stand to receive is €4 million (around £3.5 million).

 

That figure is almost four times less than the £13 million Sunderland paid to sign Ndong from Lorient in August 2016, and less than half the £8 million they were due to bank had the midfielder moved to Torino in the summer.

It is however a windfall which would be greatly received by a club whose manager admitted to having reached his spending limit during the previous transfer window.

Sunderland manager Jack Ross takes questions during a press conference at The Stadium of Light on August 2, 2018 in Sunderland, England.

The only obvious catch is that Ndong, who failed to show after said deal collapsed and had his ties finally severed by Sunderland at the start of this week, can only sign for a club whose transfer window is open.

How should Sunderland spend the Ndong money, if and when it arrives?

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