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‘That’s a shame’ – Sunderland fans react to news of failed pursuit

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Sunderland maintained their unbeaten start to the new Championship season following a 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday last night.

Simon Grayson’s men drew with Derby County on the opening day of the campaign before easing past Norwich City 3-1 at Carrow Road last weekend, and they made a fast start at Hillsborough as well with George Honeyman firing them in front after just four minutes.

And their lead lasted 66 minutes before David Jones rifled Carlos Carvalhal’s side level, but both teams in the end had to settle for a share of the spoils following an enthralling encounter in Yorkshire.

And Black Cats chief Grayson will surely be satisfied with his side’s start given the amount of change that has taken place at the Stadium of Light this summer, yet he is unlikely to be overly satisfied with recent developments in the transfer window, as target Max Gradel has joined Toulouse on loan from Bournemouth.

The 29-year-old worked with Grayson at Leeds a few years ago and Sunderland had reportedly agreed a deal with the Cherries to land the Ivory Coast international, but he has chosen a return to France over a spell in the North East.

And news of Gradel’s move has stimulated quite a reaction from Sunderland supporters on Twitter, with many disappointed that the club couldn’t land the tricky winger…


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