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Sunderland: Remember Santiago Vergini? Here’s what he’s up to nowawdays



Santiago Vergini will always be remembered by Sunderland supporters probably for all the wrong reasons after his spectacular comedy own goal in their infamous defeat at Southampton in October 2014.

The defender was first signed by the Black Cats on an initial short-term loan deal from Argentinian side Estudiantes in January 2014. During the second half of the 2013/14 campaign, Vergini managed to make11 Premier League appearances for Sunderland and a further three in the cup competitions as he helped them remain in the top-flight.

The following summer, Sunderland re-signed him on a season-long loan deal with the option to make it a permanent one at the end of the campaign.

During the 2014/15 campaign the Argentine made 31 Premier League appearances for the Black Cats and he was at times guilty of making ket mistakes like the own goal in the 8-0 defeat at Southampton.

Vergini was though still part of a squad that were able to once again somehow survive the drop in the Premier League with Dick Advocaat taking over from Gus Poyet and leading them to safety.

In the summer of 2015, Vergini’s loan move was turned into a permanent one on a two-year deal following the Black Cats surviving the drop.

However, Advocaat did not really fancy the defender to make it into his starting line-up on a regular basis and he ended up making the move to Getafe for the 2015/16 season.

During his loan spell with Getafe in La Liga, Vergini managed to make 27 appearances and score one goal in all competitions, but that was not enough to keep the Spanish side in the top-flight and they were relegated to the Spanish second tier.

The defender returned to Sunderland in the summer of 2016 from his loan spell with Getafe and he ended up moving back to his homeland with Boca Juniors for an undisclosed fee later that summer.

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During his first season with Boca Juniors he managed to make 28 league appearances, but the following campaign he was down the pecking order and could manage just eight more appearances.

That meant that Boca Juniors made the decision to allow Vergini to leave the club in the summer of 2018 and he went on to sign for Turkish side Bursaspor on a two-year deal. However, things did not work out for him in Turkey and he made just eight appearances in his one season with the club.

Vergini then made the move to San Lorenzo back in Argentina in the summer of 2019, but he was able to make just six appearances for his them during his two-year spell.

The defender is currently playing for Club Atlético Tucumán and he has so far managed to score one goal in 20 appearances for his new club this season.

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Article title: Sunderland: Remember Santiago Vergini? Here’s what he’s up to nowawdays

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