New Sunderland man takes massive pay cut
Sunderland’s 14th and final signing of a hectic transfer window has reportedly agreed to a 50% dip in his wages.
The Italian club, who sold Edinson Cavani to PSG in the summer window, informed the 31-year-old that he was surplus to requirements for manager Rafa Benitez’s squad and had to find another club.
After seeing his proposed move to Serie A outfit Torino collapse because of a thigh injury, Dossena was determined not to let anything get in his way when fellow Italian Paolo Di Canio became interested.
Until his short term thigh injury is healed, Dossena will only get paid half of his wages.
Once in the first team frame, the Italian is set to compete with Jack Colback, who could be pushed into his favoured central midfield berth for Sunderland’s left back spot.
Dossena joined fellow Italians Vito Mannone, Emanuele Giaccherini and Fabio Borini at Sunderland.
Valentin Roberge, Ondrej Celustka, Modibo Diakite, Elhadji Ba, David Moberg Karlsson, Charis Mavrias, Jozy Altidore, Duncan Watmore and Ki Sung-Yueng also signed in a very busy summer at the Stadium of Light.