Sent on loan to Watford for the second half of last season, Didier Ndong didn’t make a single appearance for the Hornets, and was swiftly returned to Sunderland once the campaign ended.

Far too expensive for the Black Cats to keep around for the season, the Gabon international is set to find a new club somewhere else, and it probably won’t be in England.

We’ve covered a few stories on this in the past, but none of the avenues mentioned ever panned out for the defensive midfielder.

However, according to Foot365’s Patrick Juillard, there is still a lot of interest in Ndong, with clubs in both Spain open to try and rekindle the Sunderland man’s career.

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That being said, the 24-year-old would also not be against a return to France, where he first made a name for himself at Lorient before the League One club, then in the Premier League, spent £18m on him to bring him to England.

Juillard also states it would take a fee of around €6-7m for Sunderland to accept a transfer, wanting to make as much of their money back as possible to try and help their finances going forward.