Sunderland may have just cleared the way for big January transfer window

Sunderland player Papy Djilobodji looks on during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Liverpool at Stadium of Light on January 2, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

Sunderland finally got Didier N'Dong off their books today.

Didier N'dong of Sunderland in action during the pre season friendly between Livingston and Sunderland at Almondvale Stadium on July 12, 2017 in Livingston, Scotland.

Sunderland have just cleared the way for a big January transfer window following the release of Didier N’Dong.

Sunderland have now offloaded both N’Dong and Papy Djilobodji in recent months, to reduce their wage budget.

 

The Black Cats would have liked to have got rid of the pair much sooner, but Sunderland have finally released them both now.

And that can only be good news for Jack Ross’ side’s plans in the January transfer window.

Sunderland player Papy Djilobodji looks on during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Liverpool at Stadium of Light on January 2, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

With N’Dong and Djilobodji off the wage bill, Sunderland now have room to move with Financial Fair Play.

Sunderland’s monthly expenditure will have been significantly reduced without two of their top earners on the books.

And the Black Cats may well be able to strengthen again in January now, which should only make them stronger over the second half of the season, as they aim for promotion.

Nikola Vlasic of Everton tackles Dider N'dong of Sunderland during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Everton and Sunderland at Goodison Park on September 20, 2017 in Liverpool,...

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