Next Game

S'land v Hannover

Saturday, 01 August 2015, 16:00

Friendly Match

Ji's Augsburg return unlikely

Augsburg general manager Stefan Reuter says that a January move for Sunderland striker Ji Dong-Won is doubtful.

Last Updated: 04/12/13 at 15:57 Post Comment

Ji Dong-Won: Augsburg say a January move for the striker is unlikely

Ji Dong-Won: Augsburg say a January move for the striker is unlikely

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 22-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at the Bundesliga club where he impressed, scoring five times in 17 appearances and attracting the interest of a host of other German sides in the process.

His form prompted Borussia Dortmund to submit a reported £5million bid during pre-season, but former boss Paolo Di Canio decided to reject it in the hope that Ji would prove his potential at the Stadium of Light.

The South Korea international's Sunderland contract is set to expire next summer, but Reuter admitted it is unlikely that Augsburg will attempt to secure a return for Ji before the end of the campaign.

"It is no secret that Ji had a great season playing for Augsburg. But I do not want to talk so much about new players," Reuter is quoted by the Sunderland Echo.

"Basically, we are keeping our eyes and ears open, but I'm not a fan of transfers during the winter break."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Digne agent denies Liverpool talks

Lucas Digne's agent has denied reports he has held talks with Liverpool regarding a move to Anfield for the Paris Saint-Germain left-back.

Mourinho scuppered Reds' Costa move

A new biography has revealed how Jose Mourinho scuppered Liverpool's bid to sign Diego Costa - a year before he arrived in west London.

Ramos 'extends' Real Madrid contract

Manchester United's pursuit of Sergio Ramos is over after the centre-back agreed a new contract extension at Real Madrid.

Mail Box

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

Getting Tired Of De Gea's Disrespect

One Manchester United fan is growing weary of David de Gea's disrespect. Plus thoughts on Southampton's summer, Balotelli loan, and Depay in the centre. Why?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company