Not Bad For A Day’s Work – Sunderland Sign Wes Brown, John O’Shea & David Vaughan (Photos)

By Chris Wright

Not bad for a day’s work – Sunderland have, as of a few hours ago, officially wrapped up three pretty decent signings, with Wes Brown and John O’Shea putting pen to paper after serving for a combined total of 28 years with Manchester United, and ex-Blackpool terrier David Vaughan arriving on a freebie – with four-year, four-year and three-year deals agreed respectively…

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‘But what about Darron Gibson?’ I hear all you anguished Sunderland fans cry, well apparently the Iron midfielder’s personal terms have proven to be a bit of a ‘stumbling block’ but the transfer is indeed ‘imminent’.

After the snaffling of Keiren Westwood, Sebastian Larsson, Craig Gardner, Ji Dong-Won and Connor Wickham this seems like yet more cracking tidbits of business on both Steve Bruce and Sun’lan’s part.

What they’ve got themselves in Brown, O’Shea and Vaughan are three (soon to be four with Gibbo) entirely dependable top-flight players who are near-frothing at the gills at the though of being able to play first-team Premier League football every week.


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  1. adam kinder says:

    Theres a pic on Sunderland’s site of David Vaughan. I’m gutted to lose him :(

  2. Hugh Jass says:

    I’m a Sunderland neutral, but WOW, nice bit of business there…Bruce, you canny ol’ dog!!

  3. Dave says:

    really sad to see brown and o’shea go.

  4. Chris says:

    @Adam Kinder: If you could hypothetically keep hold of either Vaughan or Adam for next season, which would it be?

  5. nickooo says:

    Top stuff for sunderland.

  6. adam kinder says:

    David Vaughan hands down. He won our player of the season and pretty much cleaned up the other awards. He is a top class tackler and passer of the ball. Sad to see him leave :(

  7. wxm says:

    brown n o’shea for 6 points this season not bad

  8. Red Devilish says:

    Already knew Brown was on his bike, but why O’Shea? He is definitely going to be missed by the fans. Gibson, not so much.

  9. Scott says:

    Have to agree. Nice bit of business here for Sunderland. Mid-table for them?

  10. Irshaad says:

    Gutted to see O’Shea Leaving Old Trafford!!! We all knew Wes Brown’s time was up after the signing of Phil Jones.. And Brown with have been way down the pecking order, Vidic, Ferdi, Smalling, Evans and Jones. O’Shea leaving that saddens me… Looks Like the Da Silva twins will be battling it out. I would prefer Fabio but he needs more game time… But all in all great signings by Sunderland, I will expect a top 10 finish this season or even a place in Europe… Gyan will be key

  11. kimbo says:

    their battle with everton for 7th place will be pretty exciting

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