Sunderland running a big risk selling their best players

Sunderland manager Paolo di Canio would soon be washing his hands of forward Stephan Sessegnon. The Italian has commenced a clearance operation for his team to fund the purchase of his coveted targets, and the Beninese international is widely touted to be one of the first few names to face the axe.

Di Canio would wish to get richer by at least £8m, as the event of Sessegnon being put up for sale is drawing the attention of clubs like French Giants Marseille and Chinese sides Tianjin Teda and Shanghai Shenhua.

The 29 year old has been a key player for the Black Cats, having scored 18 goals in 95 appearances for his club, since arriving from PSG in January 2011.

There is a very strong chance the decision to sell Sessegnon could blow up in the face of the controversial Italian manager as not only is the player a huge fan favourite, but Sessegnon has also been the best player in the Sunderland ranks by a country mile.

With Simon Mignolet being sold for 9 million and Sessegnon for another 8, the Black Cats might enhance their transfer kitty, but are losing the two player who kept them in the Premier League last season, and run the risk of facing relegation if they are not adequately replaced.

Updated: June 25, 2013 — 10:52 pm
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