John O'Shea admits he is absolutely delighted with the new signings Sunderland have made this summer.
Nine new players including Emanuele Giaccherini, Jozy Altidore, Modibo Diakite, Cabral and Vito Mannone have walked through the Stadium of Light entry door which has buoyed defender O'Shea ahead of the new campaign.
"The quality of players that the manager has brought in is pleasing," O'Shea told the club's official website.
"Giaccherini has not been here long, but already you can see from his first touch he's got that bit of class - it's very pleasing on the eye.
"His link-up play with the strikers looks good and, if we can get him fully fit and get Jozy Altidore banging in goals, alongside Sess [Stephane Sessegnon], who's looking fantastic, it's going to be exciting."