Santiago Vergini has returned to Sunderland after the club confirmed he has penned a season-long loan deal at the Stadium of Light.
The defender originally joined Sunderland on-loan in January and after struggling to adapt at first, flourished once moved to right back and played a big part in the club completing their great escape. The club had wanted to sign the 26-year-old on a permanent deal but were frustrated by third party ownership issues involving Atletico Fenix and Estudiantes.
Speaking to safc.com, Vergini couldn't hide his delight at his return to the club;
Firstly I'm very thankful to the club for giving me this opportunity. I am very happy to be here once again. I'm also very happy to see so many recognisable faces.
The challenge for me is to become part of this team, and offer all I can so we have a good season. The feeling that I've had here at this club has been very good. It's a big club.
Vergini's arrival will be a big boost for Gus Poyet with very little cover at right back or central defence and he becomes Sunderland's sixth signing of the summer after Billy Jones, Jack Rodwell, Patrick van Aanholt, Jordi Gomez and Costel Pantilimon.
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