, Bennette, Diamond and more: What the summer could hold for Sunderland’s loaned out players

Bennette, Diamond and more: What the summer could hold for Sunderland’s loaned out players

Sunderland suffered a fourth consecutive loss at the weekend and their season could be coming to an abrupt end with the play-offs looking increasingly out of sight.

Sunderland had been performing well across the campaign, but with inconsistency in the dugout comes inconsistency on the pitch. Now 10th in the table, they sit nine points off the Championship play-offs and nine points off the bottom three.

A mid-table finish looks rather inevitable barring a drastic upturn in form. Therefore, the Black Cats may already have one eye on the summer and the potential incomings, outgoings and returning loanees. With that in mind, we take a look at the seven players currently out on loan and what the summer may hold for them.

Jewison Bennette

A player with huge potential, Bennette is yet to cut it in the Sunderland first-team. With regular minutes in the senior side at a premium he secured a loan move to Aris in Greece.

However, he has played just twice for Aris since signing and was substituted at half-time in both outings. Since then he has not been involved in the matchday squad at all in the subsequent two games. Although he will return in the summer and a lot will depend on who is manager, it is likely Bennette will depart on another loan.

Eliezer Mayenda

Mayenda only signed for Sunderland last summer and made eight appearances before making the switch to Hibs in Scotland. However, he has played just once in the Scottish Premier League since.

Similar to Bennette, given his potential and the fact he is just a teenager, first-team minutes at the Stadium of Light may be far from guaranteed and another loan in the summer could be on the cards yet again.

Nectarios Triantis

An almost identical career path to Mayenda so far this season, as Triantis joined Sunderland in the summer only to also be loaned to Hibs in the January transfer window.

Despite starting the first three games in a row for his new loan side he has since been limited to appearances from the bench in the last three fixtures. With some valuable experience now under his belt, he could be another to secure another loan elsewhere this summer with a potential EFL loan a possibility.

Jack Diamond

Diamond may have already played his final game for Sunderland. His loan deal at Carlisle United hasn’t particularly gone to plan, with off the field issues affecting his game time and performances. With his contract expiring on Wearside in June, he is likely to leave for free.

Jay Matete

Matete had a solid run in the first-team at Sunderland after signing back in 2022 but has been sent out on two loan deals since to Plymouth Argyle and now Oxford United. Despite his contract at Sunderland ending 2026 his days seem limited at the Stadium of Light and the Black Cats could cash in in the summer if a club comes calling.

Alex Bass

Anthony Patterson has secured himself as the regular first choice between the sticks, with Nathan Bishop providing back-up, and so should Bass wish to get regular playing time he would likely need to secure another loan or seek out a permanent exit. Now aged 25 it is likelier he could be sold rather than pursue another loan move.

Joe Anderson

23-year-old centre-back Anderson looks far down the pecking order at the Stadium of Light as things stand, but with a new manager at the helm he will likely be assessed in pre-season before making any hasty decisions. Another loan or permanent exit is far more likely than him remaining at his parent club and pushing for a starting berth however.

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