Liam Bridcutt finally gets his move to Sunderland, after a reported fee of £3 million was agreed with Brighton and Hove Albion. The 24-year-old travelled to Wearside to undergo a medical and thrash out personal terms today, signing a three and a half year deal
Bridcutt, who was a vital cog in Gus Poyet’s team when he was in charge at the Championship side, has been heavily linked to The Black Cats during this window, and it looks like patience has just paid off for the Uruguayan boss as he snatches the Scotland international
Earlier this month, a bid of £2m was turned down by officials at the Amex Stadium which resulted in the former Chelsea youngster putting in a transfer request to try force a reunion with his former manager, now the Seagulls have held out long enough and accepted that he will be heading to the North East. He becomes Sunderland’s fifth signing after Nacho Scocco - whose deal was confirmed yesterday - that should signal the end of an impressive month of business at The Stadium of Light. With incomings, that is.
It may mean that Lee Cattermole could be shown the exit door, with Stoke being favourites to place a bid before the window shuts tomorrow evening after he was heavily linked with the club along with Steven Fletcher earlier in the week. The former Middlesbrough midfielder has had a hit and miss season after a promising start under Poyet, but injuries and inconsistent performance of late have hampered his progression at the club and missed last nights game with a knock and was not risked.