Sunderland close to sealing deal for former Celtic and Sheffield Wednesday defender

Sunderland are close to sealing a deal for former Sheffield Wednesday defender Glenn Loovens.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 20 July, 2018, 11:43

The 34-year-old is available on a free transfer after his deal at Hillsborough came to an end.

Loovens is expected on Wearside for a medical in the coming days after returning from holiday.

Former Sheffield Wednesday defender Glenn Loovens

He will add some experience and physicality to Sunderland's defence, with Jack Ross currently limited in his options.

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Alim Ozturk and Tom Flanagan are the only recognised central defenders in his squad, with Lamine Kone not involved as he pushes for a move away from the Black Cats.

Sunderland are expected to pursue at least one more option in defence before the window closes early next month.

Loovens made 23 appearances for Sheffield Wednesday last season.