Sunderland have today completed their first signing of the summer. Their official club website has confirmed that former Millwall forward Aiden O’Brien has signed for the Black Cats.
The 26-year-old, who left Millwall in June following a nine-year stay with the Lions, has signed a two-year contract on Wearside.
Aiden O’Brien Signs for Sunderland
O’Brien ‘Can’t Wait’ to Get Started
Speaking after being unveiled as Sunderland’s first signing of the summer, striker Aiden O’Brien admitted he can’t wait to show fans and his new team-mates what he is capable of doing.
“It feels terrific to be a Sunderland player,” he said.
“This is a massive club and I just can’t to get going. I love scoring goals, it’s what I live for and hopefully I can bring plenty to the team. I can’t express how excited I am, and I can’t wait to show the fans and my team-mates what I’m made of.”
Parkinson Delighted to Welcome Him to the Club
Sunderland manager Phil Parkinson has said that he is delighted to have made his first signing of the summer. It is a position that the Black Cats needed to strengthen, and Parkinson has got his first player.
“I’m really pleased with the signing of Aiden. He’s at a good age, he has experience of winning this division and he has played plenty of Championship football. Aiden can also play in a variety of attacking roles, which I feel is important for us. We are delighted to welcome him to the club and we are looking forward to working with him.”
Versatile and Experienced
Aiden O’Brien arrives at Sunderland with plenty of experience at League One and Championship levels. The Republic of Ireland international played over 200 games for Millwall, scoring 44 goals. He spent much of his time at The Den as a winger. However, he can also play as a striker.
During Millwall’s spell in League One, O’Brien finished both seasons in double figures. His versatility, pace and height could prove vital to Phil Parkinson and Sunderland as they push for promotion next season.
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