Sunderland fans are over the moon about the latest transfer news, as it looks like they’re about to add even more leadership to their defence.
According to Roker Report, the Black Cats have agreed a deal with Peterborough United for their captain Jack Baldwin.
The 25 year-old centre back was subject of a bid from Sunderland already this summer, which was turned down, but the two clubs have now reached an agreement.
The player is expected to travel to Wearside today for a medical, so the deal should all be wrapped up pretty promptly.
The 6ft 1in ace may be relatively unknown to most Sunderland fans, but you only need to look at what Peterborough fans are saying about him to see what sort of player he is.
He made over 100 league appearances for the club, and will slot in alongside Glenn Loovens in Sunderland’s defence, with Jack Ross clearly understanding the need for leadership at the back.
Fans are loving this deal, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Well at least we know he’s a lovely lad…
— Anthony Rand (@mackemanth) July 26, 2018
— Dave King (@Dave_H_King) July 26, 2018
New captain right there. Get this done quick tomorrow please lads 😂
— Adam Guest (@adamguest) July 26, 2018
the “right character” seems to be in abundance with this chap.
— paul sutton (@paulonceasutton) July 26, 2018
Positive to sign two club captains at the heart of our defence
— Tony Ayton (@TonyAyton) July 26, 2018
Really excited about this lad played all season and possibly future captain
— Matt Dunn (@DunnMatt28) July 27, 2018
Please be true would be our best signing this summer. Is the news going around about Ross Wallace legit?
— Safc1993 (@Safc19931) July 26, 2018