Sunderland Confirm £8m Signing Of Djilobodji From Chelsea

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Premier League side Sunderland have officially revealed the signing of Senegalese defender Papy Djilobodji from Chelsea for a fee of £8m.

Djilobodji becomes David Moyes’ first summer signing after taking charge at Sunderland. The Senegal defender signed a four-year deal with the Black Cats which will keep the player at the club until 2020.
Looking at the transfer fee of £8m, it is believed that the Blues have made a good profit on the defender who did not play a single league game in the last season. His single appearance for Chelsea last season was in the injury time as a substitute in a League Cup match.

Djilobodji had arrived at Chelsea from Nantes for a fee in the region of £2.7m to £4m and now the Blues have done good business by selling him at £8m.

With no game time in Premier League, Djilobodji failed to prove his mettle but scored a crucial 88th minute goal while at loan at Werder Bremen in the second-half of the last season – which saved the club from relegation scare.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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