Stewart Donald explains Sunderland decision on Andrew Nelson

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

Sunderland have sold Andrew Nelson to Dundee.

Andrew Nelson of Sunderland kicks the ball during a pre-season friendly game between Darlington FC and Sunderland AFC at Blackwell Meadows on July 10, 2018 in Darlington, England.

Sunderland owner Stewart Donald has revealed on Twitter that Andrew Nelson was not offered a new contract by the club before his move to Dundee.

Donald has also explained the decision of Sunderland to sell the 21-year-old striker to Scottish club Dundee in the January transfer window.


Sunderland exit

Nelson has moved to Scottish Premiership club Dundee club from Sunderland on a two-and-a-half-year-contract.

Despite coming through the Black Cats’ youth academy, the 21-year-old struggled to break into the Sunderland first team, and had loan spells at Hartlepool United, Harrogate Town, Falkirk and Darlington.

Andrew Nelson of Sunderland celebrates after he scores the first Sunderland goal during the Premier League International Cup match between Sunderland and Legia Warsaw at Eppleton Colliery...

It was going to be hard for the youngster to establish himself in the Sunderland senior team, and going on loan to other clubs will not have really made a difference in terms of having a future at the Stadium of Light.

The decision to leave Sunderland for Dundee makes sense for Nelson, and perhaps he will make a name for himself in the Scottish Premiership in the coming years.

Sunderland owner Stewart Donald talks to the fans during the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Wycombe Wanderers at Stadium of Light on November 17, 2018 in Sunderland,...

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