Sunderland have recently announced that they have completed the signing of Jacob Carney on a two-year deal ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
Carney had previously been on the books with Premier League giants Manchester United, but failed to break into their senior squad in his time with the club.
The goalkeeper had been a regular in the Manchester United under-23s side in recent seasons though, and will be keen to make a positive impact with Sunderland at the earliest of opportunities.
Speaking in an interview with the club’s official website, Sunderland’s Sporting Director Kristjaan Speakman issued high-praise for Carney, and has high hopes for the 20-year-old moving forwards.
“Jacob has high potential and he also has a lot of physical development ahead of him. He is a technically-gifted goalkeeper and we believe that with the right development programme across our football operation, including exposure to the first-team environment, he has the potential to have a really successful career at Sunderland AFC.”
Carney took to Twitter following the announcement of his move to Sunderland being confirmed, and revealed that he was ‘buzzing’ to have signed for the club, and labelled the Black Cats as a ‘massive club’, which is certain to go down well with the Stadium of Light faithful.
— Jacob Carney (@Jake_carney1) July 2, 2021
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This could turn out to be a smart signing by the Black Cats in the long-term.
Carney doesn’t have a considerable amount of experience at a high level in senior level, and he’ll be hoping that he can make a positive impact with Sunderland moving forwards.
It seems unlikely that he’ll be involved in their first-team plans straight away, but he’s got a bright future ahead of him if the early stages of his time with Manchester United’s under-23s team was anything to go by.
It’ll be a smart investment on a free transfer if he can hit the ground running with the League One side.