L’Équipe are reporting that Sunderland have reached an agreement with Sochaux to sign Spain U17 forward Eliezer Mayenda (18).
Mayenda’s move to the Stadium of Light was on hold last week. Whilst a deal was all but concluded, the French club froze the deal as Sochaux looked to find a buyer to save themselves from bankruptcy. According to France Bleu, Romain Peugeot reached an agreement to sign the Ligue 1 club on Wednesday. They will now appeal to retain their place in Ligue 2.
Within the club’s difficult financial context, Sochaux were looking for a higher fee for Mayenda, but recent developments, as well as further negotiations, have now seemingly facilitated the Spain youth international’s move to Sunderland. L’Équipe are reporting that a deal has finally been struck in the past hours. The deal is worth just over €1m and includes 25% of a future sale. Mayenda will now undergo a medical with the Championship club.
GFFN | Luke Entwistle