Martin Bain missed out on some key loan deals for Sunderland

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:

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.

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.
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The Israeli midfielder was a regular for the Seagulls last season, but had initially been looked at by Sunderland as they aimed to bolster their midfielder options.

6. Beram Kayal (Brighton & Hove Albion)

The Israeli midfielder was a regular for the Seagulls last season, but had initially been looked at by Sunderland as they aimed to bolster their midfielder options.
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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.

7. Jordan Mutch (Crystal Palace)

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.
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The Serbian was watched by the Black Cats but instead joined Cardiff - playing a starring role as the Bluebirds returned to the Premier League. Oh, what could have been.

8. Marko Grujic (Liverpool)

The Serbian was watched by the Black Cats but instead joined Cardiff - playing a starring role as the Bluebirds returned to the Premier League. Oh, what could have been.
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