Done Deal: Sunderland Sign Liverpool Defender Sebastian Coates On Loan Deal

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Uruguayan centre back arrives on Wearside.

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Liverpool have trimmed their squad on transfer deadline day, with Uruguayan central defender Sebastian Coates having joined Sunderland on a season-long loan deal, the Wearside club have confirmed.


Coates has fallen down to fifth choice central defender at Anfield despite showing early promise upon his arrival in the Premier League and even missed out on a place on the bench for Liverpool’s thumping Premier League victory against Tottenham Hotspur yesterday.

The 23 year-old, who was born in Montevideo but has a Scottish father, joined Liverpool from Uruguayan outfit Nacional in 2011 and initially showed huge promise with his technical ability on the ball, but has struggled to develop as a defender capable of nailing down a place in the Liverpool first team.

Their loss appears to be Sunderland’s gain, with Gus Poyet securing his compatriot on a season long loan deal as the Black Cats look to recover from a frustrating start to the season, that saw them draw their opening two games before a disappointing 1-0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers this weekend.

The deal is also a significant one for another Liverpool player, Fabio Borini, as it means that the Italian will not be able to return to Sunderland on loan after a successful spell last season, as they are only allowed one player from the same club to join on a temporary deal.

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