Sunderland sack Papy Djilobodji for alleged breaches of contract

12 September 2018 12:37
• Defender said by Sunderland to have returned late to training• Player then ‘comprehensively failed fitness test’, club saySunderland have terminated Papy Djilobodji’s contract after they say the Senegal centre-half waited until this month before reporting back for “pre-season” training and then failed a fitness test.By sacking the 29-year-old former Chelsea defender, who cost £8m two years ago, the League One club will be unable to recoup a transfer fee but Stewart Donald, Sunderland’s chairman, has said he is taking legal advice about the possibility of the club potentially suing Djilobodji and Didier Ndong on the alleged grounds of “deliberately devaluing themselves”. It is understood that the decision to tear up the former’s contract does not preclude such a potential move. Related: Grimsby manager Michael Jolley: ‘I saw the second tower fall – that stays with you’ Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian