Inside story reveals why David Moyes stopped playing Javier Manquillo for Sunderland last season

The signing of former Wearside defender Javier Manquillo looks as good as done and The Chronicle have revealed the interesting reason as to why the ex-Sunderland loanee was not being picked by David Moyes towards the end of last season.

Manquillo had a payment clause in his loan deal from Atletico Madrid, meaning Sunderland had an obligation to sign him outright for £9.5m once he’d played 25 matches.

The full-back played 22 games for the Black Cats but, with Sunderland rock bottom and looking all set for relegation, he was then demoted from the first team, with the Championship-bound club reluctant to activate his clause and pay £9.5m for a player they could ill-afford given their perilous circumstances.

As it turns out, the 23-year old has now entered the final year of his contract at Atletico Madrid and is set to be signed by ourselves for less than half that fee, with The Chronicle confirming he will sign for £4.5million.

Sunderland fans have mocked Manquillo’s potential move to Newcastle, taking enjoyment out of the fact we’ve signed a player that ‘couldn’t get in their team’.

He may not have impressed at Sunderland, but now his situation at during his time on Wearside has been made clear it seems David Moyes knew exactly why he wasn’t playing him.

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4 thoughts on “Inside story reveals why David Moyes stopped playing Javier Manquillo for Sunderland last season

  1. Inside story Moyes was a clown that did not have a clue, absolutely laughable article who cares what those lot that wear the red and white tripe think, all i care about is world class manager Rafa’s judgment and that’s good enough for me what happened to sunderland under Moyes or yes they were relegated so shows you how useless he was.


  2. I think you’ll find that he played every game after he signed until Moyes realised he was gash, only winning 1, then was dropped back in October/November when relegation was far from a cert. Brought him back late on purely because of shortage of numbers but don’t let facts get in the way of trying to cover up an embarrassing signing. He really is poor.


  3. WJ, thanks for the heads up and will be interesting to see if, and how he goes. They must see something in him to bring to the club for almost £5m.
    I remember when Sissoko left the Toon and we all told Spurs fans how although full of talent he was work shy and never played for the shirt, however the response was arrogant and we know better, I really don’t like to see this in any fans, especially our own.
    Once again thanks for the heads up and enjoy the Championship, we did!


  4. Different managers, different team and a year older with more experience (although not good experience it’s something for him to learn from) time will tell, he might be gash, he might be good, we won’t know till he’s bought and tried.


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