Sunderland fans are absolutely loving their latest signing, as the club confirmed the capture of Coventry City ace Jordan Willis.
Roker Report reported on Friday morning that the Black Cats had agreed a deal with Willis, who was a free agent after his contract at Coventry expired this summer.
The report claims he rejected interest from the likes of Derby, Bristol City, Hull and Sheffield Wednesday to move to Wearside.
The club have since officially announced the arrival of the defender, who will surely expect to come in and compete for a starting place after an impressive season for the Sky Blues.
Willis, 24, is a versatile defender capable of playing on the flank, but he is absolutely best in the heart of defence.
Standing at 5 feet 11 he is hardly the biggest centre-back in the world, but he made 39 appearances last season, and will hopefully go some way to fixing Jack Ross’ leaky defence.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, where fans are loving the big news…
Fantastic signing this. Definite improvements from the recruitment team! https://t.co/ZpmC9chi4G
— Jack Ford (@jackford30) July 12, 2019
This is a proper signing that would have cost us a fair bit of money had he been under contract. Starting to see a pattern in the signings we're making – another in his prime age with a tremendous upside. https://t.co/5X3NPDXA7x
— Gav. (@Gav1879) July 12, 2019
Good addition. Grew in stature last season.
— Paul Summerside (@summerside49) July 12, 2019
Like that. Thought Willis was up there with some of the better centre halves I saw last year. He’ll be straight in the team
— James Tweddell (@Jamestweddell) July 12, 2019
Sounds like great partner for Oz,power and pace a good combination
— John Oliver (@whitburnjohn) July 12, 2019
Saw him a few times last season, he looks a unit ??
— SteveB (@Fantanafest73) July 12, 2019
Nice one, strong and can cover a couple of positions. Not the tallest but he gets stuck in.
— IFC (@redschmooble) July 12, 2019
Sounds good and costing nowt again!
— David Keeler (@Squealer66) July 12, 2019