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Sunderland: Many fans buzzing as Will Grigg departs

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A lot of Sunderland fans have erupted on Twitter following the departure of Will Grigg.

The Northern Ireland international was signed on a transfer deadline day back in January 2019 for an eye-watering £4 million, a League One transfer record fee, however, in that time he has managed to score just eight goals in 62 appearances for the Black Cats.

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Grigg also spent the second half of last season out on loan at MK Dons following the appointment of current manager Lee Johnson and the boss must not see the striker in his plans as he has been shipped out on loan again, this time for the entire season with Rotherham United.

Many Sunderland fans are delighted on Twitter with the latest Grigg news.

What have these Sunderland fans had to say?

“This day just gets better and better doesn’t it”

@Jaydenhanlon7

“Highlight of our window”

@A1exGB

“I’m chuffed to bits! Thanks admin and goodnight!”

@peterra09673133

“It’s the best news I’ve ever woken up to. As close to a perfect transfer window as you can get.”

@JamesofDurham

“Loan? Making sure he doesn’t score against in the league. Best chairman in the world”

@leonpatell

“What a sweet end to a phenomenal transfer window for this club.”

@gshizzy

“Things you love to see”

@mollybarnesx

Grigg arrived on Wearside with a pretty big reputation coming from then Championship side Wigan Athletic and had just scored 19 goals in the Latics’ promotion season a year earlier but those fortunes never followed him up north.

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An easy one to kick off our quiz on the 2020 summer transfer window in the EFL, which player left Birmingham City to join Borussia Dortmund?

Sunderland had a very busy transfer window bringing in nine players including Alex Pritchard, Dennis Cirkin and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Ron- on deadline day, as well as seeing players such as Charlie Wyke, Max Power and George Dobson leave the club.

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