Sunderland have completed the signing of Marc McNulty from Reading, with the forward joining Jack Ross’ side on a season-long loan.
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A prolific season with Coventry in the 2017/18 campaign made the Scotsman a man in-demand, but things didn’t really go to plan after he joined the Royals.
However, a loan spell to Hibs in January certainly helped the player, with McNulty scoring an impressive seven goals in 15 games whilst in Edinburgh.
Nevertheless, a move this summer seemed inevitable and the Black Cats confirmed his arrival on their official site this evening.
And, the 26-year-old claims he snubbed Championship interest to join the Wearside outfit and believes he will thrive under the pressure of helping the club win promotion.
“I had offers from clubs at a higher level, but when Sunderland come calling, it’s a no brainer, so as soon as I knew the offer was on the table, I just wanted to get the deal done. I’ve played for big clubs before and I love the pressure that comes with a passionate fan base, so I can’t wait to get out there and show the supporters what I can do.”
This is an excellent signing for Sunderland as McNulty is a very good player for the third-tier and they are in desperate need of forwards.
The failure to replace Josh Maja in January arguably cost the side promotion, so Ross was right to target a goalscorer this summer and he will feel McNulty can be the man to fire the side to promotion.
The players attitude to the move is also refreshing as he is clearly delighted to be making the move up north and is eager to impress.
Now, he has a few weeks to get to know his teammates and adapt to the style of play before the League One season starts.
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