Friday, 24th August, 2012
Sunderland have completed the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Steven Fletcher for an undisclosed fee.
The Black Cats announced the deal after the player penned a four-year contract at the Stadium of Light which will keep him at the club until 2016.
Boss Martin O’Neill had been pursuing the English striker for the past few weeks and has finally been able to land the former Burnley forward.
The Black Cats manager expressed his delight at having captured the signature of Fletcher and said that he will add the goals that the team needs.
“It has been no secret that we needed to strengthen our attacking options and Steven has a proven track record of scoring goals”, said the manager while talking to Sunderland’s official website.
“He is young and constantly improving and he will be a very welcome addition to the squad. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to bring him to Sunderland”, he added.
The forward started his career with Hibernian in 2004 before moving to Burnley in 2009. His admirable performances for the club brought him attention from Wolves who signed him in 2010.
Fletcher scored 22 goals in total while playing for Wolves, in 61 appearances in the Premier League with 12 of those goals coming last season.