Congerton says Sunderland will buy British

New Sunderland football chief Lee Congertan says they'll focus on buying British.

New Sunderland football chief Lee Congertan says they'll focus on buying British.

Former Hamburg chief Congertan arrived at the Stadium of Light last month, taking over from Italian Roberto De Fanti - who during his tenure had brought in almost exclusively foreign players to the club.

"Ultimately we want British players, but they cost a lot more money so we need to be smart in the market place and do our research thoroughly," he told Sunderland's matchday programme.

"When you bring in a foreign player you've got to appreciate the difficulties off the field and the patience needed.

"It helps if they've already played in the league. I look at Fabio Borini, who I think has been a success this year.

"He's a foreign player, but he's been established in this country since he was around 15 or 16 years of age. I think that's a market you have to look at quite carefully."

 
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