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Giaccherini arrives at Sunderland, as Graham is set for loan move

July 17, 2013

Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has continued to overhaul his squad with the £7.6million signing of Italian international midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini. The attacking midfielder arrives from Italian champions Juventus on a four-year-contract after agreeing personal terms on Tuesday.

One player that he is unlikely to be teaming-up with next season at the Stadium of Light is Danny Graham. The former-Middlesbrough striker is set to join Premier League newcomers Hull City on a season-long loan deal.

Graham has endured a nightmare spell in the north east since joining the Black Cats in January from Swansea.

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Sunderland sign Swansea striker

January 31, 2013

Sunderland have strengthened their attacking options with the £5million signing of striker Danny Graham from Swansea. Graham has signed a three-and-a-half year contract in his native north east. Graham earlier turned down a move to former-club Middlesbrough, after Swansea had accepted a bid from Boro.

Graham has scored seven goals in 23 games this season, but ten of those appearances came as a substitute. The 27 year-old has grown frustrated this season, with Spanish sensation Michu keeping him out the team at times.

Graham was the Swans top scorer last season and was expected to kick-on this season and have the same effect. However, Michu has been in superb form, playing out of position as the lone striker. Sunderland were in desperate need of signing a striker to support top goal scorer Steven Fletcher.

The Black Cats have parted company with strikers Louis Saha, Ji Dong-Won and Fraizer Campbell during the January transfer window. That meant that Fletcher was the only senior striker at the club. Graham should definitely be a welcome addition to the squad.

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Black Cats agree to terminate striker’s contract

January 16, 2013

Sunderland have agreed to terminate the remainder of Louis Saha’s contract at the Stadium of Light. The revelation was made by Black Cats boss Martin O’Neill who said that the veteran forward was free to leave the club in the January transfer window. O’Neill also revealed that there was interested from an unnamed South African club for the former Manchester United striker.

Saha joined Sunderland on a one year deal last summer from Tottenham Hotspur but has been a fringe player for most of the current season and is reportedly upset with his lack of playing time at the Stadium of Light.

If Saha choses to leave for the PSL, it will mark his exit from England after nearly a decade and a half in the Premier League since his switch from Metz.

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James McFadden joins Sunderland on a short-term contract

October 26, 2012

Former-Everton attacker James McFadden has joined Premier League Sunderland on a free transfer. The former-Scottish international was released by Everton in the summer after joining the Toffee’s on a short-term contract for a second stint. The 29 year-old has joined the Black Cat’s on a short-term three month contract.

McFadden started his career off in his homeland at Motherwell and was a highly-rated youngster before joining Everton.
He proved to be something of an enigma in the Premier League and never found the consistency needed to be a first team regular at Goodison Park. He then moved on to Birmingham, where he endured the same problem.

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill told the media on Thursday: “It gives him an opportunity. One, to get as fit as he can now, which he has been doing for quite some weeks – he feels pretty good – two, to come and join the squad and three, just to try to get into the team,”

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McFadden set for Black Cats move

October 5, 2012

Sunderland are close to sealing the signing of free agent James McFadden. The Scottish international has enjoyed a successful trial spell at the club after being released by Premier League rivals Everton in the summer.

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill is looking to add to his wide options and has stated that he is close to adding the former-Motherwell attacker to his squad. The Ulsterman is looking for backup for wingers James McClean and Adam Johnson.

McFadden is a versatile player and can play up front or on the wing. When he arrived at Everton from Motherwell he was considered a potential star of the future. He never really fulfilled his potential on Merseyside and moved on to Birmingham.

However, the Scot returned to Merseyside last summer on a free transfer after enjoying an injury hit time at Birmingham. McFadden will definitely add experience to the Black Cats squad and could prove a useful squad player.

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Sunderland show interest in Dempsey

August 30, 2012

Premier League Sunderland are interested in signing Fulham’s Clint Dempsey. The USA international has been frozen out of the Fulham team in recent weeks, after he refused to play. The 29 year-old refused to play because he believed that he was on the verge of joining Liverpool.

The move never materialised and Dempsey is now in limbo. Sunderland are now believed to be interested in offering the attacking midfielder an escape route from Craven Cottage. The Black Cats have already brought in Steven Fletcher and Adam Johnson this summer, but boss Martin O’Neill doesn’t seem to be finished in the transfer market.

Fulham are looking for a fee in the region of £8million and Sunderland could make am ambitious move for the forward before the transfer window shuts on Friday night. Liverpool could also re-ignite their interest in Dempsey.

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Sunderland agree Fletcher fee and bid for teammate Jarvis

August 23, 2012

Sunderland have agreed a fee with Championship club Wolves for Scotland international striker Steven Fletcher. The fee has yet to be revealed, but it is likely to be a significant one. Wolves have already turned down three bids for Fletcher from the Black Cats, but have now came to an agreement.

Fletcher is a fans favourite at Molineux and was Wolves top scorer with 12 goals last season, despite playing in a struggling team who were eventually relegated. Fletcher is now expected up in the north east to discuss personal terms and have a medical.

According to reports the Black Cats have also bid £10million for Fletcher’s Wolves teammate Matt Jarvis. The England winger has already handed in a transfer request and Sunderland are believed to have bid £7million, with £3million as add-ons.

Sunderland have told Wolves that they won’t bid any higher and if the bid is rejected then they will look at alternative options.

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Black Cats reject bids for Ji

January 22, 2012

Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill has revealed the club have rejected offers from abroad for South Korean attacker Dong Ji-Won. Ji has been used sparingly at the Stadium of Light this season and O’Neill told the Sunderland Echo that loads of clubs from abroad had evinced interest in taking him on loan till the summer.

However O’Neill added that he had no intention of letting Ji leave as he aims to help Sunderland finish strongly in the Premier League. Sunderland’s fortunes have seen a sharp improvement since O’Neill taking over from Steve Bruce and they even upset current leaders Manchester City 1-0, with Ji scoring a second half injury time winner.

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Adam Reeds joins Bantams on loan

September 30, 2011

Bradford City have completed the loan signing of youngster Adam Reed. The Sunderland starlet has agreed to join the Bantams in an initial one month loan deal. Reed, 19, made 15 appearances for the Black Cats’ reserve team in the 2010/11 season.

Reed spent the latter half of the 10/11 season at Brentford and impressed the Bees enough for them to extend his loan stint. The Hartlepool born youngster could make his Brentford bow this weekend when the Bantams take on Burton in a league fixture. Manager Phil Parkinson remarked that he was impressed by the “hunger” the youngster showed when he was at Brentford.

Reed has been at Sunderland since the age of eight.

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Sunderland loan out Gyan Asamoah

September 10, 2011

Sunderland have confirmed that Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has been loaned to UAE club Al Ain. The African forward will spend the rest of the 2011/12 season in the United Arab Emirates. The news of the departure has come as a shock to several fans, especially as Gyan had established himself as a fans’ favourite following his performances for the Black Cats last season.

Manager Steve Bruce said that Gyan had not been himself in recent months and said that the loan deal suited all parties in question.

In the absence of Gyan, the main burden of scoring at the Stadium of Light is expected to fall on Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner, who joined the Black Cats on loan from Arsenal on transfer deadline day.

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