Sunderland have had loads of high-profile switch blunders in recent times, lots of which contributed to their catastrophic droop down the divisions.
In an try and decelerate their fall, the hierarchy made quite a few added errors which additional compounded the mess they discovered themselves in.
Was Will Grigg a waste of cash?
For a membership that had simply been relegated to League One, spending £4m on Will Grigg was a transfer considerably well-received on account of his recognition throughout the nation, however provoked wariness.
He was additionally handed a good-looking wage of £6k-per-week, which unfold out throughout his 173 weeks on the membership provides an additional £1m to his whole price to the membership.
Within the season the place they finally did handle to earn promotion, Grigg was out on certainly one of his many loans. There was hope they could spark him into motion, to finally collect some return on their sizable funding. Unsurprisingly, this by no means got here to happen.
Stephen Elliot confirmed a wariness with regard to his profession on Wearside early on, when he took to Twitter to assert: “Grigg seems like he’s 1,000,000 miles away. So worrying with playoffs coming.”
He additionally left on a free, compounding the horrible deal which additional financially hamstrung the membership.
Grigg drained Sunderland throughout his time and provides to an extended listing of terrible switch selections made in recent times.