Previous
Cagliari
Juventus
1
3
FT
Game Details
Atletico Madrid
Hospitalet
2
2
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 5 - 2
Game Details
Ajax Amsterdam
Vitesse Arnhem
0
4
FT
Game Details
Napoli
Parma
2
0
FT
Game Details
Athletic Bilbao
Alcoyano
1
0
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 1
Game Details
Malaga
Deportivo La Coruña
4
1
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 5 - 2
Game Details
Next

Bramble announces Sunderland exit

Sunderland defender Titus Bramble has confirmed he will leave the club once his contract expires in the summer.

Titus Bramble has been in fine form for Sunderland this season
Titus Bramble has made 47 appearances for Sunderland and scored one goal

Bramble, 31, signed from Wigan Athletic for a fee in the region of £1 million in 2010 and was linked with a move to the MLS earlier this week. With his last game coming against Manchester United in March, speculation had been rife that manager Paolo Di Canio was not intending to offer the former Ipswich defender a new contract. And Bramble has now confirmed the news via his official Twitter account.

 

Believed to be one of the group of players Di Canio has fined for unprofessionalism since he joined the club, reports claimed the Italian had been looking to fine Bramble £140,000 for what he perceived to a breach of his club conduct. 

Bramble is expected to be the first of many departures at the Stadium of Light this summer as Di Canio looks to weed out players he considers not to fit into his plans. Fellow defender Matthew Kilgallon had previously confirmed he would be leaving the club once his contract expired, with Sunderland willing to listen to offers for Phil Bardsley after the Scotland international was pictured in a casino covered in £50 notes last week. 

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.