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Sunderland summer signings.

How Sunderland's nine summer signings from Leeds United, West Ham, Everton and Manchester City have fared

Sunderland signed 10 new players over the summer in what appears to have been a successful window for Lee Johnson’s side.

Saturday, 9th October 2021, 6:04 pm

The Black Cats evidently altered their transfer approach to try and sign younger assets from higher-league clubs, rather than players who have experience at League One level.

Many of Sunderland’s new arrivals have impressed, while others have had to wait for their opportunities in the Carabao Cup and Papa John’s Trophy.

Eight of the Black Cats’ additions were under the age of 24, with new captain Corry Evans and Alex Pritchard the only exceptions.

Both Evans and Pritchard have encountered fitness setbacks since their moves to Wearside, while other players such as Manchester City loanee Callum Doyle, 18, and Dennis Cirkin, 19, have become first-team regulars.

We’ve taken a closer look at how each one of Sunderland’s summer signings has fared and given them a grade based on their performances and contributions so far.

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Eight of the Black Cats’ additions were under the age of 24, with new captain Corry Evans and Alex Pritchard the only exceptions.

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