Coates heads out on loan

by Oscar Chamberlain

Defender joins Sporting Lisbon on loan.

Sunderland AFC defender Sebastian Coates has joined Portugese side Sporting Lisbon on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 25-year old Uruguayan heads to the Portuguese capital city where he could make his debut in this weekend’s home game against Academica.    

Coates arrived at the Stadium of Light in 2014, on an initial loan deal from Liverpool, before making the switch to Wearside permanent last summer. The centre back has played 32 times for the Black Cats since his arrival in September 2014.