Sunderland are close to reaching an agreement which will see Tunisian forward Wahbi Khazri leave the club for St Etienne.
The Black Cats have not seen the best of Khazri since signing him from Bordeaux two years ago, and now, according to French publication L’Equipe, St Etienne have agreed to pay £9m for his services.
Khazri has impressed this summer for his country in the World Cup, scoring twice despite seeing his team exit the competition at the group phase. It would appear though that this form has played into Sunderland’s hands, as they now look set to recoup most of the money they shelled out for him back in 2016.
Sunderland are keen to move players like Khazri on this summer following their relegation to League One and appointment of new manager Jack Ross.
The Tunisian will be one of the top earners at the Stadium of Light, and moving his wages off the books and getting a fee in return is a huge bonus for Ross and the Black Cats, who will now be hoping to reinvest some of that money back into the team.
Sunderland fans, what do you make of this? Good deal for the club? Let us know in the comments!