Sunderland finally brought in a left back with Laurens De Bock joining on a season-long loan from Leeds United. De Bock said: "I am very happy to be here because I have heard a lot of good things about the club. I’ve spoken to other Belgians who have played here, and they’ve all spoken very highly about the place. I know the team wants to go up this season and hopefully my experience will help us achieve that. The manager has been really positive in the conversations I’ve had with him and that’s given me a great feeling because I know they believe in me.”
Jack Ross added: "Getting some competition into our left side has been a priority for a while now. We have had to work hard to get Laurens in because he’s a player that’s got a really good pedigree in terms of Champions League and Europa League experience. He’s excited about coming here so we’re looking forward to working with him.”
In other news, Ethan Robson has completed a loan move to Sky Bet League Two club Grimsby Town.