It was clear that Sunderland needed to offload Wahbi Khazri during the summer as the Tunisia international would have had absolutely no intention of playing in the third tier of English football, but the initial £6m price tag seems like a bit of a snip right for St Etienne now.
The Black Cats agreed a deal that could rise to £9m with add-ons to sell the attacker, who scored twice and assisted two more for his country at the 2018 World Cup, to the French club in July.
However, with his record in Russia and having scored 11 goals and picked up four assists in 29 appearances in all competitions during a loan spell with Rennes last term, you can’t help but feel that the 27-year-old – who should be approaching the prime years of his career – should have commanded a bigger fee even if they desperately needed to get his high wages off of the books.
Five goals in 10 games for his new club during the current campaign suggest that is certainly the case, and surely the Wearside outfit will be regretting how little they sold the talented player for.
We asked Sunderland fans to vote on our poll to tell us whether they thought the club had undervalued Khazri or not, and as you can see from the results below 47% of those who took part believe that they did get a fair price for him.
Part of the reason for this may be that they got a fee for him whereas they were unable to secure exits for Papy Djilobodji and Didier Ndong before they were sacked, but an attacking player who can score and assist is surely a different story altogether.