Manchester United striker Frazier Campbell has completed his £3.5m switch to Sunderland after snubbing a move to fellow Premier League team Hull City.
Frazier Campbell will be expecting more Premier League appearances.
Campbell had a successful loan spell with Phil Brown’s side during the 2007-2008 campaign and the Tigers had hoped to make the permanent signing of Campbell this summer.
They have been beaten to the player’s signature by Sunderland though after the England Under-21 international passed a medical on Saturday. The £3.5m fee could rise to £6m eventually, so Sunderland boss Steve Bruce clearly rates the young striker.
Campbell will be hoping to have more of an impact at Sunderland than he did at Tottenham last season, that’s for sure. He made just one league start for Spurs and even though he played a big part in the Carling Cup, the loan move wasn’t as productive as he had hoped.
This is probably why he was keen to secure a permanent transfer somewhere this summer. He needs a bit more consistency to continue his development as a player. He will be hoping that Bruce can get the best out of him and that he can start making a serious impact on the Premier League.
As for Sunderland, well it seems that this will be the first of many signings this summer. Bruce has a significant sum of money to spend as he looks to build a squad capable of a successful campaign in 2009/2010.
They have shown strong interest in Lee Cattermole, Darren Bent and Peter Crouch so far and it certainly looks a safe Premier League bet that Campbell will be the first of many.