“I’m over the moon,” says our own Jeremy Robson, greeting news at the Blackcats list that David Vaughan’s transfer to Sunderland is official. “(Charlie) Adam got most of the attention for Blackpool last year but DV was outstanding.”
And now he’s one of ours. Ellis Short cannot even complain that Steve Bruce is spending too much of his money since this one is free, Vaughan being out of contract at Blackpool.
Over to Bruce:
“David was excellent throughout last season, including both games against us, so it’s only natural that he caught the attention of a number of top clubs. We’re delighted that he sees his future at Sunderland.
His experience, grit and energy in midfield will be valuable assets to us and we’re now looking forward to him joining up with the squad for pre-season training.”
Once again, Salut! Sunderland wheels out its barrowload of warm welcomes to a new recruit. Enjoy your time with us, David and please let us into the secret of what you’re saying in Welsh in this clip from when you were playing for Real Sociedad: