Jon Walters is set to become Chris Coleman’s second signing as manager of Sunderland AFC after bringing in Jake Clarke-Salter on loan from Chelsea.
Walters is expected to join the Black Cats on an 18-month contract from Burnley he will replace the outgoing James Vaughan who joined League One club Wigan Athletic early on Friday afternoon.
The Republic of Ireland striker would be an excellent addition to the side as Sunderland are left with only one fit striker in the form of 18-year-old Josh Maja after Lewis Grabban cut his loan spell short earlier this month as he returned to parent club AFC Bournemouth.
Walters would certainly link up well with Sunderland and Irish teammate Aiden McGeady, Coleman has said he is “Pretty Close “to bringing two new strikers into the club and fans at the Stadium of Light are excited by the prospect of Walters leading the line.
Currently bottom of the Sky Bet Championship this is a major coup for the club showing that they are still looked upon as one of the biggest clubs in English football.
This is an excellent move for not only the club but the player as he was frozen out at Turf Moor due to injury earlier this season this will give him a chance to get his confidence back and he is sure to score plenty of goals in the second tier of English football.
Walters does not only bring goals but his hold up play is what Sunderland have lacked this campaign to his strength will bring the wingers into play to float more crosses into opposition boxes all over the country.
The 34 is sure to be a fans favourite as he never gives up on the pitch he puts 100% effort into every match he plays pressing opposition defenders high up the pitch.
This is one that Sunderland fans should get excited about.