Sunderland loan Giaccherini to Bologna

The Italy international will spend the season away from Wearside after losing his place in the team and has been allowed to leave the Stadium of Light on a temporary deal

Sunderland winger Emanuele Giaccherini has been allowed to leave the club to join Serie A outfit Bologna on a season-long loan.

Manager Dick Advocaat has bolstered his attacking options in recent days with the arrival of Ola Toivonen on loan and fan favourite Fabio Borini on a four year deal, leaving Italy international forward Giaccherini on the fringes of the first-team.

Bologna are now set to benefit from the 30-year-old’s services as they bid to avoid relegation following their promotion back to the top flight.

Giaccherini has made 32 Premier League appearances for Sunderland since arriving from Juventus in 2013.