STEVE BRUCE has conceded his transfer policy of bringing South American players to Sunderland has failed.
The Black Cats boss thought he had pulled off three coups with the purchases of Paraguayan World Cup stars Paulo Da Silva and Cristian Riveros, and Argentine international Marcos Angeleri.
But none has come to the fore as part of Sunderland’s Premier League progress.
And Bruce has conceded that with Paraguay captain Da Silva having departed in the January transfer window to Spanish side Real Zaragoza, and Riveros and Angeleri (right) facing uncertain futures, he might have to look again at how and where he does the club’s transfer business.
“It hasn’t really worked out as well as I hoped it would do with the South Americans,” he admitted.
“I thought that all three had the potential to make a real impact over here.”
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