Sunderland have announced via their official website safc.com, that an agreement has been reached to sign Australian defender Nectarios Triantis. The centre-back becomes the first signing to be confirmed by the Black Cats this summer as they look to strengthen their squad following a successful first season back in the Championship where they reached the playoffs.
Sunderland Transfer News: Agreement Reached to Sign Defender Nectarios Triantis
New Black Cat Looking Forward to Moving
Speaking on the move, Triantis said: “The opportunity to join such a prestigious Club is an honour and I’m really looking forward to heading to England and meeting my new teammates later this month. I’m ready for the challenge ahead and can’t wait to get started. I would like to thank Nick Montgomery and the Central Coast Mariners for giving me the platform that led to this exciting next chapter in my life.”
See you soon, Nectarios 👊#SAFC
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) June 8, 2023
Sunderland Transfer News: Who is Nectarios Triantis?
Nectarios Triantis is a 20-year-old central defender and is being signed from Australian club Central Coast Mariners for a reported fee of £500,000. The deal is subject to international clearance.
Triantis is a U23 international and is set to play for his country in the Maurice Revello Tournament in Toulon this month. He will travel to Wearside following the completion of the tournament.
He recently helped Central Coast Mariners to the A-League title in his first and what looks likely to be his only season with the club.
Australia under-23s coach Tony Vidmar was full of praise for the player, he said: “He never shirks a tackle, is a tough, tough guy in those one-on-one situations and is a player who’s very comfortable on the ball.
“I think he’s a team-mate that you want in and amongst your group, he comes out as a fantastic individual, and that’s what you want. He’s very well-rounded. If Sunderland do sign him I think they’ve got a bargain there.