Manchester United defenders Paddy McNair and Donald Love have joined Sunderland in a double £5.5million deal.
The 21-year-olds have both put pen to paper on four-year deals and take Sunderland’s number of summer signings to three with the duo teaming up again with former United boss David Moyes at the Stadium of Light.
Moyes said: “Paddy is a young, athletic player who is improving all the time. He has experience for Northern Ireland and we want to bring as many international players to the club as we can. Donald comes highly recommended and is another young player who I hope can develop and improve here.”
Meanwhile, United winger Adnan Januzaj is also being heavily linked with a move to the Black Cats as well, possibly on a season-long loan deal, amid claims he’s been told by Jose Mourinho he has no first-team prospects under him at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese coach has been looking to trim his squad and is expected to offload more fringe players before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
He said: “It’s the first time I’ve worked with such a number of players because I’m used to working with 20 plus the keepers, and we have in the squad 23 plus the keepers – and even so we had to make decisions and let some players go on loan, and try to sell others.”