Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has been impressed by the turnaround of defender Santiago Vergini since he joined the club.

The 25-year old arrived at the Stadium of Light on loan from Estudiantes in January but had a difficult beginning to life in England when making a number of errors in his early appearances.

But Poyet moved him to right-back and he excelled for the Black Cats which has prompted the boss to speak of a possible permanent move for him in the summer.

"Vergini pleases me a lot for different reasons," said Poyet.

"Firstly because I brought him here and I know him both as a player and as a person and know how important it was for him to succeed in England.

"He was playing out of position so it is even more impressive what he has done."

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