Sunderland have completed the signing of former Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Danny Batth from Stoke City. The news was announced via safc.com. The 6ft 3in defender has signed an 18-month deal on Wearside and signs on a free transfer from the Championship club.
Defender Danny Batth Signs for Sunderland
He's here ✍️
The 6’3” defender has put pen to paper on an 18-month deal on Wearside. #SAFC
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) January 18, 2022
New Signing Happy to Be Part of Sunderland Journey
Soon after signing, new defender Danny Batth spoke about his move to the North-East. He said: “I’m very happy that this deal is done because this is a juggernaut of a football club and I’m delighted to be a part of its journey. This is the perfect set-up for me. I’m really looking forward to playing in front of the home supporters and I’ve already spoken to the Head Coach, who has tried to sign me in the past. When the opportunity arose, I thought it would be the perfect option to crack on and do well.”
Lee Johnson Finally Gets His Man
Lee Johnson finally signed defender Danny Batth after failing to sign him in previous transfer windows. Sunderland’s head coach said: “Danny is a player that I’ve tried to sign a couple of times before, so it’s third time lucky. We have some good characters already in place at the football club and you are always looking to nurture leadership qualities, but Danny’s come ready-made. A dominant centre-back, he has a great personality and I think he will have really positive effect on and off the pitch.”
Defender Danny Batth Experienced in Promotion Winning Seasons
Sunderland’s aim this season is to get out of League One and return to the Championship. The club is currently in the middle of its fourth consecutive season in England’s third tier and are desperate for promotion. Defender Danny Batth has gained promotion three times in his career, twice from League One.
The 31-year-old won promotion twice with Wolves. Firstly from League One and then from the Championship. Batth also gained promotion from League One while at Sheffield Wednesday. Sunderland fans will now be hoping that a fourth promotion-winning campaign will be added to his CV.
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