Sunderland have secured a major coup, as defender Jordan Willis has joined the club on a two-year contract from Coventry City.
Sunderland have brought in the likes of Lee Burge and Conor McLaughlin so far this summer, and Jack Ross has gone into the transfer market once again.
Ross wanted a new centre back to help out Tom Flanagan, Alim Ozturk and Jack Baldwin, with loanee Jimmy Dunne returning to Burnley.
Sunderland have now beaten competition from the Championship to sign Willis, handing him a deal until 2021 in a major free transfer signing.
Willis, 24, was born in Coventry and came up through the ranks at the Ricoh Arena, racking up more tha 200 appearances for the club.
The defender was previously worn the captain's armband for the Sky Blues, and as something of a hometown hero, his exit has hit some fans hard.
Some fans have been taking to Twitter to blast Willis for his move, believing that he has shown a lack of ambition by joining another League One side rather than going to the Championship.
Others think Sunderland are only going backwards, and have admitted they no longer even care about Willis, branding him a snake for joining a League One rival.
Thank you Jordan for all your effort at CCFC however did you not look at the league tables you said you wanted championship football. Sunderland are league so therefore no step up and I can only see them going backwards we CCFC will be championship before them #enjoynetflix— Adam Gibbons (@gibbo1985) July 14, 2019
Ok but thought u wanted championship team— harry.cov (@CovHarry) July 14, 2019
Good luck Willis but God knows why you wanted to sign for Sunderland even if they offered you more, shame you and burge won't be part of a promotion winning team this season good luck— Matt CCFC Evans (@MattccfcEvans) July 14, 2019
I wish you well. Sunderland, nah— pauly (@paulbab5) July 14, 2019
— Lorcán Thorpe (@lorcan_thorpe) July 14, 2019
I'm not dissapointed that Willis has gone, just who he has gone to. #PUSB— CCFC _Simon Todd (@simontodd2) July 14, 2019
My thoughts on Willis are clear, want to test yourself at a better club in a higher league, go to a club in the same league that were only marginally better than us last season. I won’t boo, neither will I warmly applause, I couldn’t care less about you. #PUSB— Mr Bluesky (@Leighpavey87) July 13, 2019
Willis to Sunderland just shows a pure lack of ambition. Had several offers from the championship and instead took the cash at a club who will be stuck in the lower tiers for many years #PUSB— (@Deanoaka) July 13, 2019
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