The summer transfer window never fails to put you through a range of emotions, happiness to disappointment. Elation to frustration. The majority of this window was met with frustration, watching other teams strengthen whilst we seemed to stop still and be reluctant to spend money. Our start to the season added to this.
Furthermore, the trouble we have experienced trying to offload the previous signings that didn’t work out has hindered any further spending.
However, looking back we have done well, we have improved on what we already had. M’Vila and Lens have already shown what they can do, Kaboul has taken time to find his feet but was arguably our man of the match against Aston Villa. Toivonen assisted within ten minutes of his first appearance, and we all know what Borini can bring to the team.
DeAndre Yedlin became signing number eight of the summer. A highly rated USA international and a player who has pace to burn it seems. Our full backs haven’t exactly had the best of starts to the season, although it is disappointing we didn’t sign another left back for cover or to improve on PVA.
Yedlin already has 23 international caps and is only 20 years old and was reportedly interesting Anderlecht before the Belgian transfer window shut on Monday, however no move was made.
Speaking to SAFC.com, SAFC’s new recruit was delighted with the move. “I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to play for a club with such great history.
“I’ve heard fantastic things about Sunderland and the supporters from Claudio Reyna and Jozy Altidore. Claudio speaks very highly of Dick Advocaat from his time at Rangers.”
So then, that’s that. Until January at least.