A very rushed posting but a very warm bienvenue to Sunderland’s latest francophone recruit, the Gabon international Didier Ndong from Lorient, for a fee of 16 millions euros, however many pounds that converts to post-Brexit.

Safc.com tells us he has joined on a five-year deal as David Moyes’s seventh arrival of the summer. That he came from the same club as Lamine Kone does not mean he’ll be demanding a transfer or new contract by Christmas.


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Here is that the official site says:

‘… the 22-year-old arrives on Wearside having made 46 appearances for the Ligue 1 team since joining them in January 2015.

‘I am very proud and happy to sign for Sunderland,’ he said. ‘This is a new adventure for me and to play in the Premier League is a dream come true.

‘Maybe the Sunderland fans don’t know me yet, but I promise that they will quickly discover that I will give everything for them and the club. It will be an honour to wear the Sunderland shirt and I will wear it with a true understanding of what it means.

“I am excited to meet everyone at the club, to see the stadium and of course the fans, who I have heard so many good things about. Today is the most beautiful day of my life.’

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5 Responses to “Salut! Sunderland offers its customary welcome: ha’way Didier Ndong, the Gabon Mackem” Subscribe

  1. Bill Taylor August 31, 2016 at 6:02 pm #

    “It will be an honour to wear the Sunderland shirt and I will wear it with a true understanding of what it means… and until such time as a better offer comes along.”
    No one wonder it’s the happiest day of his life, he just broke the Sunderland spending record. But… is he worth it?

  2. Geoff Bethell August 31, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

    I wonder if this puts a new slant on the Kone story?

  3. Rob August 31, 2016 at 8:19 pm #

    Everton bidding for Newcastle’s Sissoko, so hopefully Kone stays. This guy, is young and hungry. I expect he will be a decent signing, and a target for other teams in years to come. Hope so at least.

  4. Bill Taylor August 31, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

    Any closer to signing a backup goalie? We have 92 minutes, by my watch

  5. Keith Hutton Africa September 1, 2016 at 5:41 am #

    Did we get a keeper? There must be many half decent keepers who would jump at the chance. What happened with M’Vila did we leave him stranded? The others seems good signings Densyer will be a top player, Ndong sounds like a player we have needed for a long time really hope it works out.

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