Lorient STUNNED by Sunderland’s £13.6m signing of midfielder Didier Ndong

Lorient were amazed at Sunderland’s £17m move for Didier Ndong, according to reports in France.

The Black Cats swooped for the midfielder on deadline day after being impressed by his displays in Ligue 1 last season.

Sunderland paid an initial £13.6m for Ndong, but French press claim that the fee for the transfer could reach £17m due to various performance-related bonuses.

And, according to L’Equipe, Lorient were staggered when Sunderland submitted such a big offer on the final day of the transfer window.

The 22-year-old was signed by the French club in January 2015 for under £1m after they plucked him from CS Sfaxien.

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