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Donald Love leaves Sunderland: Right back released after three years on Wearside

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Sunderland have reached an agreement with Donald Love which will see the defender depart the club on a free transfer after three years on Wearside.

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Sunderland have reached an agreement with Donald Love that will see the right back leave the club with immediate effect, Roker Report understands.

Love still had a year left on his £450,000 per year contract from when he was brought to the club by David Moyes - alongside Paddy McNair - in a £5.5m double deal from Manchester United back in 2016.

The 24-year-old has struggled to establish himself at the Stadium of Light and was one of the few surviving members from the Premier League relegation at the end of the 2016-17 season.

Despite playing for the club in the Premier League and consequently dropping down the divisions, he was unable to force his way into the side consistently and only played 34 times for the club over his three seasons.

The player said his goodbyes at the Academy of Light yesterday and will now be free to find a new club.