Salut! Sunderland welcomes Will Buckley to the Sunderland family after his signing for another of those idiotic “undisclosed fees”, aka £2.5m in this instance if reports are right, from Brighton.
We know little about Buckley but Gus Poyet knows his football, liked what he saw of him at Brighton and decided he was good enough for the Premier. So that’s good enough for us provided the winger now takes the big chance he’s been offered.
Now, from his interview with safc.com. let us hear the lad himself: “I am very direct, I like to get on the ball and take on defenders to stretch the game.”
That directness can be seen in the clip. One or two of the runs took me back to when we thought James McClean was a breath of fresh air.
More from Will: “This is the pinnacle of where I wanted to play football from when I started, obviously I played in League Two and then jumped to the Championship and I think it took a couple of months to get used to that.
“I managed to make that step and the head coach thinks I can make the next step to the Barclays Premier League. It is where I want to be so it’s time to prove that now.”
Good luck, Will.