Sunderland 'Til I Die: The 12 ambitious deals Martin Bain missed out on revealed in Netflix documentary
Sunderland's transfer failings have been laid bare in Netflix series 'Sunderland 'Til I Die' - and these are some of the high-profile transfers the Black Cats missed out on.
During a recruitment meeting in episode two, the Black Cats' scouting team present Martin Bain with a list of potential loan deals from Premier League clubs - with some exciting names included. However, Bain was only able to secure an agreement for one of the targets, Liverpool's Ovie Ejaria, to join the club as made the move in January. So who did Sunderland miss out on at the start of last season? Click through the pages below to see the loan targets Bain ultimately missed out on:
5. Dean Marney (Burnley)
Now playing for League One side Fleetwood Town, Marney was another identified as a potential target for the Black Cats. He failed to make a single league appearance for the Clarets last season.
Another player who is well-versed in the second tier, Mutch found opportunities at Palace limited and ultimately joined Vancouver Whitecaps on loan - although he failed to win a permanent deal in Canada.