Who is Antoine Semenyo? Everything you need to know about Sunderland's latest signing

Sunderland have confirmed the signing of Antoine Semenyo on loan until the end of the 2019-20 season – but what do we know about the striker?

Friday, 31st January 2020, 9:29 pm

Key information

Age: 19-years-old

Nationality: English

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Sunderland target Antoine Semenyo whilst on loan at Newport County.

Position: Forward

Parent Club: Bristol City

What does the football world say about him?

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson was pleased to tie his man down with a long contract and rates the striker highly, he said: "We believe Antoine has a promising future and are delighted to have secured him on a long-term contract."

What has Phil Parkinson said about the deal?

Parkinson said: “He’s got pace and power which are qualities we highlighted and wanted to add to the squad.

“We look forward to working with him and he goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s game at Portsmouth.”

Has he got much League One experience?

As you’d expect at 19-years-old, Semenyo is a relative novice, having made just 53 career appearances – netting 12 goals in the process.

The forward has 11 appearances for Bristol City in the Championship and 21 appearances for Newport County in League Two but hasn’t yet kicked a ball in the third-tier yet.

What has the player said on the move?

Semenyo said: “It’s been a long wait to get the deal done, but it’s finally signed and I’ve joined a great club. It’s got so much history and I’ve heard so many great things about it from lots of people, so I’m proud to be a part of that.