By 90Min
July 19, 2017

​Sunderland have confirmed the double swoop of Everton's Aiden McGeady and Bury striker James Vaughan - on a three-year and two-year deals respectively.

The ​club's website announced their newest additions have officially joined the club and are set to make their home debut against Celtic on July 29, for a showpiece game at the Stadium of Light to mark its 20th anniversary. 

The Black Cats have now brought their total number of summer signings to four following the arrivals of Tyias Browning and Brendan Galloway last week.

McGeady makes the permanent move to the Championship side following his loan spell with Preston - where he worked alongside the Black Cats new manager Simon Grayson - and was named the North End's Player of the Year award.

The winger is closing in on a century of international appearances for the Republic of Ireland and his experience at the domestic level will also serve Sunderland well next season as they look to make the step up back to the Premier League at the first time of asking. 

Speaking about the 31-year-old, the Black Cats manager said: “Aiden’s career speaks volumes. He’s been an exceptional player and was an outstanding performer at Preston last season.

"He was recognised by the league with Player of the Month awards and he already knows a few of the lads from his Everton days. 

"He has the pace to take people on and carry us up the pitch, and he’ll excite the supporters."

Vaughn - who started his career with Everton - is said to have impressed for League One side Bury last season after he netted 24 goals in 37 appearances for the club - the second highest goal scorer in League One which earned him a place in the league's team of the season. 

The centre-forward has also had successful loan spells with the likes of Huddersfield Town, where he too worked alongside Grayson.

The manager had this to say about Vaughan: “James has good experience and he scored a lot of goals last year. 

"He’s a player who will come into the squad and give us something different because I think we were missing a striker with a physical presence – and he certainly brings that attribute."


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