Not being part of Dick Advocaat’s plans does not make Santiago Vergini a bad player. Nor does scoring the wonder goal you see above, sadly against his own side. Anyone selected to play for Argentina deserves respect.
But trips with the Development Squad to Tow Law – see Sixer’s first-class report at https://safc.blog/2015/07/sixer-says-lawyers-defence-found-lacking-as-development-squad-hit-five/ – are not what he came to the UK for. And, clearly, he’s not a player Advocaat would ever again willingly choose for a Premier League game.
So bravo the club for sending him off to Spain’s La Liga, on loan to Getafe CF, and thanks to Santi for a memory that we can now smile at – and also for the ball skills you often showed.
From the safc.com report;
Argentina international leaves on loan.
Sunderland AFC defender Santiago Vergini has joined Spanish La Liga side Getafe CF on a season-long loan deal with a view to a permanent transfer.
The 26-year-old Argentine arrived on an initial loan deal in 2014, going on to make 51 appearances in 18 months on Wearside.