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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