Sunderland Sign Midfielder From West Ham United

Sunderland have completed their first signing of the January transfer window. Midfielder Pierre Ekwah has completed his move to the Black Cats from West Ham United for an undisclosed fee, signing a deal until the summer of 2027. He will wear the number 39 shirt. The news was announced via Sunderland’s official website

Head coach Tony Mowbray has expressed his desire to strengthen his midfield and today he did just that. Sunderland are also believed to be targeting at least two new strikers.

West Ham Midfielder Pierre Ekwah Signs for Sunderland

Who is Pierre Ekwah?

Ekwah began his career with spells at several amateur sides before joining the well-renowned INF Clairefontaine Academy in France. Following this, he signed for Nantes before moving to Chelsea spending three years with the Blues.  In the summer of 2021, Ekwah, following a successful trial signed for West Ham.

Despite being a part of West Ham’s Premier League squad, 6ft 2 21-year-old Ekwah did not feature for the Hammers first team in the league. He has however played in the EFL trophy.

Ekwah Can’t-Wait to Get Started

In his first interview since signing for Sunderland, Pierre Ekwah said what it was that attracted him to Wearside. He said: “The history and vision of the Club really attracted me and I’m delighted to be here. I see myself as a number eight who can handle the ball well, but I can also do the defensive side of the game.

It’s great to see the Club trusting young players and that’s something that really appealed to me – it seems a great environment for me to develop as both a person and a player, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Tony Mowbray on His New Signing

Head coach Tony Mowbray was delighted to welcome his first signing to the club and is looking forward to working with Ekwah. He said: We are delighted to get the deal done and welcome Pierre to Sunderland. He is a player we have been monitoring for some time, and we believe he will add something different to the dynamic of our midfield.

Having met him, he has a brilliant personality – he wants to get better and show he can play first-team football. He brings a level of physicality and we’re really looking forward to working with him.”

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