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Sebastian Coates | Defensemen

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 187

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Sunderland’s Sebastien Coates says it was an ‘easy’ decision to leave Liverpool and is looking forward to being the club’s number one center-back, despite strong competition…
Sebastien Coates was the first signing of the Dick Advocaat era, following the manager’s successful rescue mission last season. The Uruguayan says his decision to make his loan move permanent was an ‘easy’ one, after breaking into the team in the final month of the season and making the position his own. ‘The last month changed everything. Playing in the last six games was great’, he told local newspaper the Sunderland Echo. Based on pre-season Coates looks to be the number centre-back choice with John O’Shea, Younes Kaboul and Wes Brown (in that order) battling for the slot alongside him. Despite a poor season last time, Sunderland registered 13 clean sheets – only five teams had more – so Coates might appeal as a FL wildcard, at the right price. Aug 1 - 9:57 AM

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Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat says he is looking to add at least three, possibly four more new faces before the start of the season…

It’s been a fairly busy summer at Sunderland already with two new faces added, but the manager insists there is more to come. Dick Advocaat quickly identified the defense as an area that required strengthening, making center-back Sebastian Coates’ loan move permanent and taking right-back Adam Matthews from Celtic. Another center-back is on the shopping list, with Belgian international Nicolas Lombaerts targeted. Then attention will turn to adding attacking options, with contact already made with wingers Jeremain Lens and Stewart Downing. Advocaat bemoaned the lack of chances created last season – only relegated Burnley scored fewer goals with strikers Steven Fletcher, Conor Wickham and Jermain Defoe contributing just 14 between them.
Jul 9 - 7:02 AM

Sunderland have bid for their third new defender in a week, offering £5 million for Zenit St Petersburg centre-back Nicolas Lombaerts…

Another day, another defender. It is clear where manager Dick Advocaat thinks improvements are required at Sunderland ahead of the new season. After this week securing centre-back Sebastian Coates on a permanent deal from Liverpool, then signing right-back Adam Matthews from Celtic – the Sunderland manager is now looking to add 30-year-old centre-back Nicholas Lombaerts from Zenit St Petersburg. Advocaat knows the Belgian well from his time as the national team coach and Zenit, where he previously signed Lombaerts in 2007. The Russian club value the defender at £10 million and have so far resisted enquiries from Everton among others. Sunderland have tabled an opening bid of half that figure hoping that Advocaat’s previous associations will prove influential.
Source: Daily Mail
Jul 3 - 4:46 AM

Sunderland have reportedly agreed a fee of £2 million for Celtic right-back Adam Matthews, just a day after signing central defender Sebastian Coates on a permanent deal…

Dick Advocaat is on the verge of making his second signing in a little over 24 hours, with Sunderland agreeing a fee for Celtic right-back Adam Matthews. It looked like the proposed transfer had fallen through after an initial £1.5 million bid was turned down earlier in the week. But Celtic’s signing of Manchester United right-back Saidy Janko and an improved offer – thought to be closer to £2 million – was enough to resurrect the deal. Welsh international Matthews made over 100 appearances for Celtic after being released by Cardiff in 2011. The 23-year-old will compete with Billy Jones for the slot alongside fellow new boy Sebastian Coates.
Jul 2 - 4:21 PM

Sunderland have confirmed the signing of Sebastian Coates from Liverpool on a four-year deal…

The 24-year-old centre back spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light, making 13 appearances. That might not seem many but it is only four fewer than he made in his previous four years at Liverpool. The fee is thought to be in the region of £2 million. Coates will return for pre-season training late, after spending his summer playing Copa America. Born in Montevideo, Coates has 17 caps for Uruguay but has a Scottish father and surname. Although British commentators insist on pronouncing his name a South American sounding, ‘Ko-wah-tez’. His dad calls himself Peter Coates, as in ‘rain-coats’. It’s Sunderland’s first bit of business of the summer but unlikely to be the last, with Dutch Internationals Virgil van Dijk, Jeremain Lens and Leroy Fer all reported to be targets.
Source: bbc.co.uk
Jul 1 - 4:37 PM

Sunderland are reportedly close to closing a £2 million deal to turn Sebastian Coates' loan move from Liverpool into a permanent one.

The Black Cats are going need a lot of improving if they are going to avoid a third consecutive scrape with the relegation zone. Sebastian Coates started nine matches and appeared in another as a substitute for Sunderland last season while on loan at the Stadium of Light. At 24-years-old, there is certainly still potential for growth but it's hard to imagine that Dick Advocaat is doing anything more than adding depth and maybe a little potential with this move. Probably best to ignore Coates for fantasy purposes until he forces you to do otherwise.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 29 - 11:42 AM

Sunderland have signed Liverpool center-back Sebastian Coates on a season-long loan.

The defender is far back in the pecking order at Liverpool as Dejan Lovren's arrival has pushed everyone back a place at the position. The defender missed most of last season with a torn ACL and despite being Uruguay's World Cup squad, he hasn't been in a single match-day squad for Liverpool this season. It's unknown how much playing time Coates will get at Sunderland so approach with caution.
Source: BBC
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 02:03:00 PM

Out-of-favour defender Sebastian Coates has torn the cruciate ligament in his knee and is out for "most of the season".

The injury scuppers any chance of the player leaving the club. Liverpool will either have to increase their search for a new center back, or be comfortable with Martin Skrtel, himself out of favour, as fourth option behind Daniel Agger, Kolo Toure, and Andre Wisdom.
Source: The Guardian
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 02:24:00 AM

Sebastian Coates injured his knee in training, and it appears to be a serious injury.

Coates was touted as one for the future at Liverpool, but after failing to convince it has seemed like his future lay away from the club. This injury could scupper any chance he would have at a transfer.
Source: The Guardian
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 12:32:00 AM