Two depart Sunderland on loan

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet in the dugout during the match against Chelsea on December 4, 2013
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Sunderland sanction the loan departures of Modibo Diakite and Duncan Watmore to Fiorentina and Hibernian respectively.

Sunderland have loaned out both Modibo Diakite and Duncan Watmore.

Defender Diakite, who joined the Black Cats from Lazio during the summer, will spend the remainder of the campaign back in Italy with Fiorentina.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old winger Watmore has sealed a temporary switch to Scottish Premiership side Hibernian.

The youngster made his senior Sunderland debut during a clash with Carlisle United in the FA Cup earlier this month.

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