Last Minute Trade Window Deal Sends Sainsbury to Italy

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Go to sleep in China and wake up in Italy.

Socceroo defender Trent Sainsbury will be performing his task of inhibiting the strikers of competitors of Inter Milan after being loaned to the Italian side in a late transfer deal from Jiangsu Suning.

Inter Milan needed someone to fill in for Andrea Ranocchia, the defender departed Serie A Milan for a spot with Premier League club Hull.

The 25-year-old Sainsbury signed on with Jiangsu Suning in January of 2016, but will now spend the next five months in Milan, which to our world view, is possibly one of the best geographical moves imaginable, no intended disrespect to Nanjing, which seems like a lovely place if you do not object to the 300 km commute required to get to Shanghai.

For Jiangsu Suning, shipping Sainsbury off to Italy means that they will now have an extra spot for a foreigner.

Sainsbury is still technically a part of the Sunings Holding Group family, since the Chinese electronics retailer last year bought a controlling interest in Inter Milan during the middle of last year.

Sainsbury started out with the Central Coast Mariners in 2010, and then went to play in Holland in January of 2014 before moving to China in early 2016.