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Sunderland have completed their first piece of summer business with the arrival of Aiden O’Brien, the free agent has signed a two-year deal at the Stadium of Light.
And manager Phil Parkinson will be looking to add further new signings over the coming weeks ahead of the September 12 start date for League One with the Sunderland boss targeting half a dozen new signings.
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Sunderland AFC transfer and takeover news LIVE: Parkinson eyes signing number two
Last updated: Friday, 31 July, 2020, 11:13
- Sunderland have confirmed Aiden O’Brien as the first summer signing.
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Defender signs new contract
Phil Parkinson on why he wanted to sign the forward
Pleased to get his man
Phil Parkinson says Aiden O’Brien’s versatility will be key for Sunderland next season.
The Irish international has signed a two-year deal to become the club’s first summer signing.
The versatile forward can play anywhere across the front line as has been a popular figure at The Den, where he scored 44 goals in 226 appearances over a ten-year period.
He was released following the expiration of his contract a week ago and Sunderland have moved quickly.
O'Brien scored four goals in 21 appearances across all competitions last season, operating primarily as a left winger.
The defender has penned a new deal
Sunderland also confirmed that talented defender Brandon Taylor has agreed a new one-year deal to stay at the club.
"“The manager gave me a taste of first-team football last season, so I’ll continue to work hard and hopefully I can earn more opportunities during the upcoming campaign,” Taylor said.