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‘Embarrassment’, ‘Bigger club’ – Plenty of Newcastle United fans react as Sunderland dealt transfer blow

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Sunderland have been dealt a frustrating transfer blow, with non-league defender Wouter Verstraaten signing a new deal with South Shields.ย 

The Sunderland Echo have reported that Verstraaten had previously been on trial with Phil Parkinson’s side after catching the eye with some impressive showings.

But the Dutchman has signed a new deal with South Shields, as he also continues his studies whilst playing for the non-league club.

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Sunderland are currently sat seventh in the Legaue One table, and will be hoping they can win promotion into the Championship this season under the management of Phil Parkinson.

The days of playing in the Premier League will feel like a distant memory, and it doesn’t make for the best of reading when they can’t convince a non-league player to sign up at the Stadium of Light.

Plenty of Newcastle United supporters took to Twitter to issue some hilarious responses to this transfer blow for their local rivals.

Take a look at the best of the reaction below….


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