Sunderland midfielder Cabral has spoken about his loan move to Genoa after struggling to make an impact under either Paolo Di Canio or Gus Poyet. Speaking to Sky Sports Italia the 25 year old said: "I am here to help Genoa and to play.

"Last year I've played in the Europa League and playing in that tournament again is my aim and I want to help Genoa make that." Genoa currently sit ninth in Serie A.

Poyet said: "It was difficult for Cabral to play - sometimes there is not a clear reason but there are other players in his position and we were looking for special things and he didn't work, for me at least.

"Now he's got a very good opportunity to play in Italy with a very good club and I hope everything goes well for him."

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