Two In, One Out At Sunderland
As the transfer window goes, Sunderland
manager Gus Poyet
has secured two of the most brightest talent, Danny Batth and Eric Dier. First, he secured the services of 22 year-old, Danny Batth
, from Wolverhampton
for a small £925,000 fee
. The manager is understood to want to lower the average age of the central defensive role, which was 29 years old, even with the departure of 32 year-old Carlos Cuellar
Danny Batth whilst playing for Wolverhampton.
The second addition to the squad is 19 year-old Eric Dier,
who had an earlier spell at Everton, before moving to Sporting Lisbon
this year. After prolonged negotiations between Sunderland
, they agreed on a minimal fee of £625,000
, and around £500,000
to the player’s agent, Pedro Costa
, to get their 100% fee. Whether these two players be integral in Sunderland’s ‘revival’
, will be shown throughout the season.
The former Everton player had moved to Sporting earlier this year.
However, to fund the pair, they had to accept the sale of veteran David Vaughan, who moved to West Ham United
for a minimal fee of £1.3 million.
midfielder’s contract was ending at the end of the season, and with Poyet
publicly announcing that he wouldn’t renew it, Sunderland
were attempting to gain some money, after the player joined on a free from Blackpool
2 years ago. West Ham
officials flew down to Sunderland, where the fee was reached between the two clubs. The former Blackpool
midfielder quickly agreed his contract with West Ham
, after ‘a quick discussion’ between Sam Allardyce
The Welsh midfielder will be joining The Hammers.