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Report outlines how many more signings Sunderland plan to make this summer

Sunderland manager David Moyes poses

Papy Djilobodji has become David Moyes’s first signing for Sunderland.

Sunderland manager David Moyes poses

According to the Daily Mail, Sunderland plan on bringing in four or five new players following the recent capture of Senegalese centre-back Papy Djilobodji from Chelsea.

The report claims that the Black Cats have appointed Mick Doherty as the club’s new chief scout, having worked with Moyes at Everton, and now the club plan on adding more players ahead of the new season.

Sunderland have experienced somewhat of a testing summer, what with Sam Allardyce leaving the club to take the England job and Moyes being named his successor within days.


The former Everton boss didn’t have the best of times at his last two jobs - Manchester United and Real Sociedad - but with expectations lower on Wearside he should have time to stamp his mark on the club.

Djilobodji has become Moyes’ first signing at the club, and now it is claimed that he wants four or five more with United’s Adnan Januzaj a possibiity alongside a new centre-forward and right-back.

The Black Cats preserved their Premier League status last season largely due to the goals scored by Jermain Defoe, and now they must help take the burden off his shoulders this coming campaign.

Sunderland's Jermain Defoe in action

With right-back DeAndre Yedlin returning to parent club Tottenham Hotspur following his loan spell at the Stadium of Light, a new right-back has also become a priority for Moyes this summer.

The report goes on to say that new chief scout Doherty was in the stands at Ewood Park on Saturday, while Moyes was spotted in attendance at the iPro Stadium watching Derby County and Brighton & Hove Albion in action.

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