Sunderland complete signing of Ipswich’s Wickham

Sunderland have completed the signing of young striker Connor Wickham from Ipswich Town.

Sunderland have completed the signing of young striker Connor Wickham from Ipswich Town.

The 18-year old has signed a four-year contract with the initial fee worth £8million which could rise to £12m.

Wickham was attracting plenty of interest from the Liverpool and Arsenal in recent months but the Black Cats have won the race with a statement on the club’s official website confirming the signing.

"Steve Bruce has made England Under 21 international Connor Wickham his latest summer signing,” he said.

"The 6'3" 18-year-old - rated as one of the country's brightest talents - has moved from Ipswich Town for a fee of £8m, with the potential to rise to £12m over the course of the contract, depending on a number of factors."

 
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