Papy Djilobodji is one of a long list of signings which didn’t work out very well for Sunderland.
Chelsea signed the defender for a few million pounds from Nantes in 2015, and he made a single appearance for the club. A mixed loan at Werder Bremen followed and then the Blues were able to more than double their money on the player with the sale to Sunderland.
A loan to Dijon has worked out reasonably well but there seems little chance of a permanent deal, at least not at figures which would please Sunderland and the player.
L’Equipe has a transfer special in their Tuesday edition, and when it comes to Dijon there’s a mention for Djilobodji. Dijon’s club president Olivier Delcourt is quoted as saying: “He has an English salary, so is inaccessible for us.”
Apart from that, L’Equipe say Dijon ‘wouldn’t hate’ keeping the player, which doesn’t sound like the greatest of endorsements.
As for the wages, the 29 year old is paid €180k per month by Sunderland, according to the French newspaper, and Dijon had been picking up €60k of that.
Djilobodji is ‘not very excited’ about playing in League One so a solution may need to be found which involes him taking a pay cut, but he’s probably not very excited about that either.