Sunderland fans love their latest bargain signing

Sunderland completed the signing of Glenn Loovens on Friday, and fans are delighted to add some leadership to their defence.

Nous and experience goes a hell of a long way in the lower leagues, and Sunderland have added to their long list of summer signings with 34 year-old Loovens.

The 6 ft 2 centre back has two Netherlands caps, and has spent the last five years with Sheffield Wednesday. His contract ran out this summer, allowing Sunderland to swoop in on a free transfer.

He captained the Owls for four seasons, making 131 league appearances during his successful stint at Hillsborough.

Jack Ross has already added to his squad in several key areas this summer as the Black Cats look to mount an immediate promotion charge, but the centre back department was looking a little weak.

The surprise signing of Loovens will certainly help here, and will add plenty of leadership on and off the pitch.

Either way, you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…