Transfer News: Sunderland and Everton love-in, Ibrahimovic in USA, McCarthy off


David Moyes signed a number of players from Everton during his time at Sunderland

A team could be picked from the amount of recent transfer business completed or discussed between the two clubs.

It’s very much been a case of Evertonians moving to the Stadium of Light – but it hasn’t all been one-way traffic.

The Goodison club signed Black Cats keeper Jordan Pickford, 23, for £30million this summer.

And last season they tried to sign Sunderland centre-half Lamine Kone, 28, for £18m.

During that campaign, Sunderland’s manager at the time – ex-Everton boss David Moyes – signed four players who were at Goodison or had been there.


Moyes, whose No.2 last season was another ex-Evertonian in Paul Bracewell, recruited Bryan Oviedo, Darron Gibson, Steven Pienaar and Victor Anichebe.

Already at Sunderland was former Blue Jack Rodwell.

And this season, Moyes’ successor, Simon Grayson, has taken three players from Goodison.

He’s signed Ty Browning, 23, and Brendan Galloway, 21, on loan and bought Aiden McGeady, 31.

Grayson has also signed former Everton striker James Vaughan.


MANCHESTER UNITED are in America – and their former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also heading there.

The Swede’s destination is the UPMC sports medicine facility in Pittsburgh to see the surgeons who operated on his injured knee – Freddie Fu and Volker Musahl.

Ibrahimovic, 35, is hoping to get the go-ahead to step up his rehabilitation with load-bearing exercises and a return to United – as boss Jose Mourinho has already confirmed – remains a possibility.


FRASER FORSTER’S new five-year contract at Southampton could increase the chances of a St Mary’s departure for the club’s No. 2 keeper – Alex McCarthy.

With England’s Forster, 29, firmly established as first-choice between the sticks, Huddersfield have been one of the club’s eyeing McCarthy, 27.

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