Sunderland reach 'amicable' Didier Ndong departure

The Black Cats terminated the contract of the Gabon international last month after returning late to the Stadium of Light

Sunderland have announced reaching ‘amicable terms’ with Didier Ndong as he departs the club.

The 24-year-old’s contract was terminated last month despite returning to the Stadium of Light after going AWOL.

In August 2016, the midfielder joined the Black Cats in a club-record fee of £13.6 million from French Ligue 1 side Lorient and made 49 appearances for the side.

On Thursday, the League One side re-affirmed that the Gabonese ‘is no longer an employee of the club’ and they will receive compensation when he signs for a new club.

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“Sunderland AFC has reached an agreement with Didier Ndong for his departure on amicable terms,” read a statement from club website.

“As of 8 October 2018, he is no longer an employee of the club.

“There is an agreement with the player for a payment by way of compensation upon his signing for a new club.”