Sunderland have reportedly agreed a transfer fee for Manchester United defensive duo Paddy McNair and Donald Love.
Sunderland agree fee with Man United for Paddy McNair & Donald Love. [Sky Sports] pic.twitter.com/PPpl3fs13B
— José Mourinho-MUFC (@Utd_JM) August 9, 2016
According to Sky Sports sources, the Black Cats will pay £1 million for full back Love, whereas McNair would cost them £5 million on a four-year contract, which could rise upto £7 million in the future.
Both youngsters will have their medicals in the north-east on Wednesday ahead of the move.
David Moyes has taken over at Sunderland, and is beginning a ‘rebuilding job’ at the club. Sunderland have narrowly been escaping relegation for several years now, and Moyes is determined to take Sunderland to at least a mid-table finish.
He is working on getting players in for the start of the season, as he aims to prove his worth in management again.
He replaced Sam Allardyce, after Big Sam took over as England manager.
Rumours are rife that Moyes is on the brink of completing a deal with ex-club Manchester United for the services of Donald Love and Paddy McNair.
Moyes is planning a raid on his former employers, and is also reportedly interested in signing Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj.
One of the few credits that Louis van Gaal walked away from Old Trafford with, is the number of chances he gave to youngsters at United to impress. United struggled with constant injuries at the back in Van Gaal’s first season at the club, which was when McNair got the chance to make his breakthrough.
He was solid when he played, but once the club’s first choice defenders came back into the picture, he found his game time limited. He was sent out on loan, and hardly made any impact at United in his second season whatsoever.
Donald Love is a reserves player, but was hoping to break through the ranks and into the manager’s plans this year. After making two appearances for United last year, where he impressed, Love’s lack of involvement with the first-team means he may have to leave Old Trafford in order to get more first-team football.
Both players have bright futures ahead of them, and will be big signings for The Black Cats if the deals go through.