Sunderland have been crying out for a new striker and finally, the club have brought in 21-year-old Jerome Sinclair from Watford. The former West Brom trainee joins on a season-long loan and will join Josh Maja as the club’s main striking options. Lat season Sinclair predominantly played in Watford’s U23 side scoring nine goals and registering five assists in thirty appearances.
Sinclair has had short loan spells at Birmingham and Wigan but has failed to register a league goal. Sinclair moved to Liverpool where he is still the youngest ever player in a competitive game after making his debut against West-Brom in 2012.
Upon his arrival, Sinclair has said: “Sunderland’s a massive club, it’s a massive, massive club- so being able to come here and play these big crowds every week and dedicated fans, it’s only going to be a good thing for me.”
We have brought in a player with bags of pace and it’ll be intriguing to see who gets the nod against Middlesbrough on Friday. Both will also be vying for the starting spot come the opening day game at home to Charlton.
It’s a massive season for him personally - as well as the club - it’s his big chance to show not only the Sunderland fans, but football fans across the UK, what he’s capable of.
Sinclair added: “It’s very important for me personally to get some games under my belt and I need to show everybody really what I can do.”
It’s imperative that Sunderland start the season right and to make sure that happens it’s been apparent that the club needs more depth in attacking areas. With Sinclair and Maja’s combined age at just 40, Jack Ross will still want to bring in an experienced head at the top of the pitch.
Jack Ross said: “We need more players in the forward areas and Jerome is somebody who fits into that bracket, as he can play in multiple positions across the front line. I’m pleased to get him in and he’s at a stage in his career where he needs to play games, so he’s hungry to prove himself and he’s got a big opportunity here to do that.”