Gradel, Sunderland have loan offer for Bournemouth winger rejected

Sunderland have loan offer for Bournemouth winger rejected

Sunderland have had a loan bid rejected for Bournemouth’s Max Gradel according to a report from the Daily Mail.

The 29-year-old winger signed for the Cherries in 2015 and it seemed like he was going to be part of their first ever season in the Premier League. However early on he would suffer a cruciate ligament rupture which ruled him out for several months and when he came back he struggled to get back into the first team. His injury woes weren’t over yet as his hamstring would continue to be an issue and prevented any meaningful comeback.

This is why there has been reports that Gradel is going to leave this summer as the player looks for a fresh start while Bournemouth seemed to be willing to let go of a player that simply hasn’t worked for them. This led to interest from the likes of Sunderland and Leeds United, the latter looking to bring him back to the club where he made his name. But it appears that if Gradel is going to leave, it won’t be on loan.

Sunderland’s initial offer to sign the Ivory Coast international was a loan deal which would see him make the Stadium of Light his temporary home for the next year. But Bournemouth rejected this deal alongside a similar offer from French club Toulouse, showing that they aren’t willing to loan him out this season. With Gradel scoring in a pre-season friendly against Portuguese side Estoril, perhaps Bournemouth are now seeing if he could end up making an impact on their first team.

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