A significant step in Sunderland’s summer plans was made on Thursday as Phil Parkinson landed his first signing of the transfer window with the arrival of an Irish international to bolster his attacking options as the Black Cats aim to get out of League One and the third time of asking next season.
Of course, the aspect of a possible takeover hangs over the club as fans eagerly await some movement or news.
Simply scroll down and click through the pages to view the very latest third-tier transfer news and rumours from around the web – and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for more of the same.
1. Goalkeeper joins Posh
Daniel Gyollai has joined Peterborough United on a free contract. The Hungarian youth international arrived from Stoke City last summer but has moved on and will likely face his former club next season. (Wigan Today)
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2. Sunderland land international
Phil Parkinson has started his summer’s transfer business with the signing of Aiden O’Brien. The Irish international has signed a two-year deal and will provide the club with attacking versatility. (Sunderland Echo)
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3. League One trio join race for midfielder
Ipswich, Fleetwood and Blackpool have joined Portsmouth and Oxford United in the hunt for former Sunderland midfielder Ethan Robson. The 23-year-old left the club this summer following the expiry of his contract. (The News)
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4. Scottish giants remain keen on Toney
Celtic’s interest in Peterborough United star Ivan Toney “remains strong”. The club have had a bid turned down by Posh which was below the value the club have of their striker. Neil Lennon is in the hunt for a new forward. (Raman Bhardwaj/STV)
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