Sunderland fans are absolutely loving their latest signing, as Reece James has joined from Wigan on a one-year deal.
Not too long ago, Sunderland fans were worried about not even having enough players in their squad.
The Black Cats are expected to lose a whole host of first team players this summer, with the likes of Didier Ndong, Lamine Kone, Wahbi Khazri and Papy Djilobodji all expected to leave Wearside.
After a few weeks of doom and gloom to start the summer though, fans are now looking realistically at promotion, as young left back James has become their sixth signing so far.
The 24 year-old joins Alim Ozturk, Jon McLaughlin, Chris Maguire, Tom Flanagan and Dylan McGeouch at the Stadium of Light, and will slot nicely into the left side of Jack Ross’s defence.
He made nearly 50 league appearances at Wigan, and Sunderland fans are really excited to have the former Manchester United youth player on Wearside.
James was extremely highly rated as a youngster, but injuries have derailed his career slightly.
Nonetheless, the signing has got fans feeling optimistic about the season, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
😎 Welcome, Reece!
— Roker Report (@RokerReport) July 2, 2018
We’re gonna win the league
— John Ridley (@Ridderz86) July 2, 2018
We are going up soonest
— jayson (@lumbete) July 2, 2018
Welcome to Sunderland ?
— Dawn Lesley (@MackemShaw) July 2, 2018
Love how we aren’t seeing these stupid 3 to 4 or even 5 year contracts 1-2 year deals are good enough
— Mark Pennock ??????? (@markpennock1994) July 2, 2018
Class signing lads
— #MackemPhil22 ? (@PhilJason22) July 2, 2018