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:

The former Manchester United man was yet another midfield option pursued by the Black Cats having struggled for game time with the Foxes.

9. Matthew James (Leicester City)

The former Manchester United man was yet another midfield option pursued by the Black Cats having struggled for game time with the Foxes.
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Many of the Black Cats' eventual loan agreements were for defenders, and Amartey was another they pursued in that position. Instead, they wound up with Jake Clarke-Salter.

10. Daniel Amartey (Leicester City)

Many of the Black Cats' eventual loan agreements were for defenders, and Amartey was another they pursued in that position. Instead, they wound up with Jake Clarke-Salter.
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Handed opportunities by the recently-departed Jose Mourinho, McTominay was on Sunderland's shortlist before his emergence at Old Trafford.

11. Scott McTominay (Manchester United)

Handed opportunities by the recently-departed Jose Mourinho, McTominay was on Sunderland's shortlist before his emergence at Old Trafford.
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The attacking midfielder has become a key part of the Hornets' squad, but it was thought he may be available on a loan deal at the beginning of last season.

12. Will Hughes (Watford)

The attacking midfielder has become a key part of the Hornets' squad, but it was thought he may be available on a loan deal at the beginning of last season.
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