Soccer – McClean signs with Sunderland

Derry City's James McClean has this week completed his move to Sunderland for a £350,000 fee. The 22 year old who signed a three year deal had a medical on Monday night and then finalised personal terms. A number of cross channel sides had targeted the winger this summer including Peterborough United who made two offers. The player has become Steve Bruce's 10th signing in the transfer window. Last weekend after having being called up to Nigel Worthington’s Northern Ireland squad for the European Championship qualifiers this month, McClean switched his national allegiance declaring for the Republic of Ireland. A few days before wrapping up the Sunderland move, McClean made the decision after discussions with Nigel Worthington.