Lincoln City have completed the signing of Chris Maguire, with the forward agreeing a two-year deal to link up with Michael Appleton once again.
The Imps have completed the signing of experienced forward Chris Maguire on a two-year contract ✍️
— Lincoln City FC (@LincolnCity_FC) July 7, 2021
The 32-year-old had spent the past three years with fellow League One promotion hopefuls Sunderland, and he was a key player after initially joining the Black Cats.
However, for whatever reason, he failed to establish himself as a regular under Lee Johnson and Maguire was not used as often as he would’ve expected to be during the run-in.
Therefore, with his deal expiring in the summer, a move was always on the cards and the Imps have announced the arrival of the Scotsman this afternoon.
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As you would expect, it’s a deal that got the Sunderland fans talking, particularly as the two are expected to be rivals once again for promotion next season.
Here we look at some of the reaction to the transfer from Twitter…
Good luck Chris deserve better than been stuck on the bench 👏🏻👏🏻 got a good one there lads 🥲
— Sam Slater (@SamSlat84586308) July 7, 2021
Got a great player on your hands, going to miss him 😔
— Cameron Flaws (@cameronflaws) July 7, 2021
Cracking player who I wished we never got rid of best of luck Chris 👍🏻
— Lewis🔴⚪ (@ilsonquinny03) July 7, 2021
One of the best in the league on his day. Good luck Chris!
— Gregg P (@GreggSAFC) July 7, 2021
Good signing, can pop up with a moment of brilliance.
— GILESY (@GILESY1973) July 7, 2021
Good luck to him, can be inconsistent but on his day can produce moments of magic, all the best Chris
— SH💫 (@shanehagan24) July 7, 2021
best of luck Chris. When he's on it he's brilliant.
— Adam Guest (@adamguest) July 7, 2021