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Sunderland executives disappointed after Mateo Bajamich chose Houston Dynamo

League One’s Sunderland thought they had the clinched Mateo Bajamich, but offered half of what Houston Dynamo did.

Mateo Bajamich
Mateo Bajamich

Last week, everything seems to point out that Mateo Bajamich would land at the Stadium of Light to play under coach Phil Parkinson in the tenure of the Black Cats to regain promotion to The Championship. The results were shifted after Houston Dynamo doubled Sunderland's offer.

The proposal from the Wearside was to pay  £500.000 for the Argentinian forward. Although the amount looked like enough for Instituto, the former employer of Bajamich, Houston Dynamo offered to pay  £500.000 immediately together with the possibility of raising that amount to  £1.000.000 and also leaving to Instituto the 20 percent stake of the player.

This new price tag was impossible to afford for Sunderland. On the other hand, the player expressed that he prefer to emigrate to the United States rather than to England, which was also a decisive matter. Moreover, Dynamo is one of the worst MLS scoring teams, which could be a window for Bajamich to meddle into the starting line up fast.

Phil Parkinson isn’t very concern about losing on Bajamich. Sunderland's coach is confident about the potencial that resent signing’s Danny Graham and Aiden O’Brien can bring to the squad. The starter remains to be the Northern Ireland sticker Will Grigg, with former Middlesbrough Charlie Wyke by his side.

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