Transfer news: Sunderland flop Cabral moves to Genoa after just one Black Cats appearance
After poor spell in the North East, Swiss midfielder moves to Italy
Thursday 09 January 2014
Sunderland have offloaded Cabral to Serie A side Cabral after the former Basel midfielder made just one appearance since signing under Paolo Di Canio.
The former Swiss Under-21 international signed for the Black Cats in the summer but failed to break into either Di Canio's or new manager Gus Poyet's plans at the Stadium of Light.
A loan deal to Genoa has now been agreed and the 25-year-old is excited to have moved away.
Speaking to Sky Sports Italia he said: "I am here to help Genoa and to play.
"Last year I've played in the Europa League and playing in that tournament again is my aim and I want to help Genoa make that."
Genoa currently sit ninth in the Italian first tier but harbour hopes of qualifying for the continental competition..
Upon Cabral's departure, Poyet said: "It was difficult for him to play - sometimes there is not a clear reason but there are other players in his position and we were looking for special things and he didn't work, for me at least.
"Now he's got a very good opportunity to play in Italy with a very good club and I hope everything goes well for him."
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