Bought for a record amount by Sunderland, Didier Ndong, in the grand scheme of things, could easily be classified as the club’s biggest flop.
Mutually terminating his contract after it was clear no one wanted to pay money for him and the Black Cats were in no position to keep on paying him since he didn’t want to play for them and vice versa, the defensive midfielder is now a free agent.
You would think, following his reputation prior to the Sunderland period, a few relatively well-known clubs would be interested, but that hasn’t been the case.
As reported by GabonReview, Ndong is really struggling to find a new landing spot, or at least one to his taste.
The website claim he was offered to an unnamed club in the Welsh Premier League who were interested in his services, but the 24-year-old turned them down.
Since his Sunderland exit, Ndong has been training with Libreville in his home country, a club he helped set up currently playing in Gabon’s third-tier, but their inability to pay the 500,000 CFA francs (around £665) registration fee means he can’t play there either.
Furthermore, a clause in his mutual termination with the Black Cats means that if he signs for a club before October 4th 2019, he will have to pay the League One side around €4m.
As GabonReview putting it, he’s currently in a ‘bottomless hole’.