Transfer Window Review: Sunderland
PIC: Emanuele Giaccherini in the new 2013-14 home kit! pic.twitter.com/HwSBS1l5zs
— Sunderland AFC (@SAFCofficial) July 16, 2013
Five word review: Rip it up, start again
In: Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar, £6.5m), Emanuele Giaccherini (Juventus, £6.5m), Charis Mavrias (Panathinaikos, £3m), Vito Mannone (Arsenal, £1.5m), David Moberg Karlsson (IFK Gothenburg, £1.5m), El-Hadji Ba (Le Havre, £380,000), Andrea Dossena (Napoli, Fee), Duncan Watmore (Altrincham, Undisclosed), Cabral (Basel, Free), Modibo Diakité (Lazio, Free), Valentin Roberge (Maritimo, Free), Ondrej Celustka (Trabzonspor, Loan), Danny Graham (Hull City, Loan), Ki Sung-Yeung (Swansea City, Loan), Fabio Borini (Liverpool, Loan).
Out: Simon Mignolet (Liverpool, £9m), Stephane Sessegnon (WBA, £6m), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull, £2m), James McClean (Wigan, £1m), Matt Kilgallon (Blackburn, Free), Adam Reed (Burton, Free), Ryan Noble (Burnley, Free), Ben Wilson (Accrington Stanley, Free), Alfred N’Diaye (Eskisehirspor, Loan), Danny Graham (Hull City, Loan), Jordan Pickford (Burton Albion, Loan), Billy Knott (Wycombe, Loan).
Released: Titus Bramble, Anthony Callaghan, Wade Joyce.
– Paolo Di Canio putting his own stamp on the team.
– Genuine quality in the form of Giaccherini.
– Lost perhaps their best player in Mignolet.
– Massive overhaul means the squad will take time to gel.