DONE DEAL! Sunderland confirm defender has made loan exit

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first_img Sebastian Coates 1 Sunderland defender Sebastian Coates has joined Sporting Lisbon on loan for the rest of the season.The 25-year-old Uruguay international joined the Black Cats from Liverpool, initially on loan, in 2014 and made a permanent move to the Stadium of Light only last summer.He has made 19 appearances for the club this season but has not featured since the FA Cup defeat to Arsenal at the start of January.With Sunderland clinching a deal for Ivory Coast international Lamine Kone on Wednesday, his chances would have been further limited under Sam Allardyce.Now Coates has been allowed to join Sporting and could make his debut for the Portuguese league leaders against Academica at the weekend.last_img read more