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Confirmed: Sacked Sunderland misfit Didier Ndong signs ‘in principle’ for Ligue 1 side Guingamp

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French side En Avant de Guingamp have confirmed that they’ve agreed a deal with Sunderland to sign sacked midfielder Didier Ndong, subject to finalisation and a medical examination.

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French Ligue 1 side Guingamp have announced that they have made an agreement in principle to sign sacked Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong.

The red and blacks, who are bottom of the French top flight after 18 games, are in desperate need for reinforcements as they battle against relegation and, for reasons unknown, they’ve placed all of their chips on the free transfer signing of the man who cost Sunderland £13.6m when we broke our transfer record to sign him from Lorient in 2016.

Sunderland are set to net around £3.5m from the deal according to reports in Gabon, but it’s not thought that it’ll be reintroduced into Jack Ross’ transfer kitty and monies recuperated will instead go to servicing old debts.

The statement on Guingamp’s website reads:

Avant de Guingamp confirm that they have reached an agreement in principle with the English club Sunderland for the transfer of the Gabonese international box-box midfielder Didier Ndong.

Revealed at FC Lorient, the 24-year-old had been transferred to the Premier League for a record amount in the summer of 2016.

His final transfer to the En Avant, subject to a medical, and the formalization of the agreement with Sunderland should be formalized next week.

Until then, Didier will benefit from a specific program of recovery at Pro Park.