Where is Will Grigg now? How he has fared since infamous £4m Sunderland ‘Til I Die transfer

Liam Corless
Grigg's spell at Sunderland was forgettableYouTube/Sunderland AFC

When the average UK football fan hears the name Will Grigg, their mind will instantly cast back to the summer of 2016, when ‘Will Grigg’s on fire’ was the soundtrack to the European Championship in France.

Northern Irishman Grigg himself did not feature for a single minute at Euro 2016, despite having scored 25 goals for Wigan the season before the tournament.

Grigg said in 2021 that the Euros was the biggest disappointment of his career, but it would be fair to predict that his spell at Sunderland would be pretty high up on that list too.

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Grigg’s form for Wigan between 2015 and 2019 tempted Sunderland to spend £4million on his services, in a transfer that was documented in season two of Netflix’s Sunderland ‘Til I Die.

The 32-year-old, however, would go on to score just eight goals for Sunderland before leaving the club permanently in 2022.

After another underwhelming 2022-23 season with MK Dons, Grigg dropped down to the National League last summer to join Chesterfield, where he has rediscovered his scoring touch, having netted 19 times in 34 appearances for the league leaders so far this season.

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Sunderland ‘Til I Die returns to our screens for a third season this week, almost four years on from the release of season two.

The third season will focus on Sunderland’s League One play-off games in 2022.

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Liam has 10 years' experience in journalism, having previously operated as the Manchester Evening News' associate football editor, and as an editor for the Daily Mirror, the Daily Express and the Daily Star.