Sunderland have been looking to make a strong start to the new season and are looking to bring in some new players into the team in order to stabilise the squad and get a good season underway. The Black Cats have been wary of their disappointing performance in the last season, which saw them get relegated to the Championship, and are looking to turn the tables this term and find a way back to the top tier.
After the departure of their former boss David Moyes, Sunderland were struck with lethal blows, as they had to let go of their inspirational striker Jermain Defoe to Premier League side Bournemouth and their young goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was picked up by the Merseyside club Everton this summer. However, the Black Cats are looking to rebuild their side and are into the transfer market for reinforcements and have already found their first one in the form of Brendan Galloway, who is coming into the side on a season-long loan.
The Everton defender has been one of the players who have not got many chances to play in the first team with his former clubs, both Everton and West Bromwich Albion, where he went in the last season on loan. He made only five appearances for the Baggies under their coach Tony Pulis and has come back to the Merseyside.
The English youngster has represented his country at the under 17, under 18 and under 19 levels and has been one of the players who have been termed to have the capacity of becoming a star for his national side by a number of football pundits. The 21-year-old is in desperate need for first team football and the Wearside club might be the perfect place for him to forge a bright future.
The current Sunderland manager, Simon Grayson, is well aware of the challenges that he will have to face in the long season in the Sky Bet Championship and is trying to bring in players who can take the hectic schedule head on to make the season a successful one for the club. The former coach of Preston North End is also wary of the defensive lapses that Sunderland showed in the last season, which cost them their place in the Premier League and has already started his venture to stabilise it by bringing in one of the most highly rated young defenders in the country.
The Everton left-back has appeared 19 times for the senior team during his stay at the Merseyside club so far.