Sebastian Coates has left Sunderland after agreeing a permanent switch to Sporting Lisbon.
Uruguayan defender Coates has been on loan in Portugal for more than a year and Lisbon have decided to take advantage of their option to make the deal a permanent one.
Coates, 26, made 32 appearances for Sunderland in his two spells spread over three years.
He signed until 2022 and Sporting said he now has a release clause of €45 million.
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Real Madrid have loaned midfielder Lucas Silva back to Brazilian club Cruzeiro, in a bid to get the forgotten man's career back on track following serious heart concerns.
Lucas joined Madrid from Cruzeiro for €14 million back in January 2015, but did not achieve regular football at the Bernabeu and then had a very disappointing time on loan at Marseille for the 2015-16 season.
The former Brazil underage international was due to join Sporting Lisbon last summer on another loan deal, only for...