Chris Turner

On this day

by Ashley Houghton

Two departures and one arrival kick off July.

2003 – David Bellion left Sunderland for Manchester United for a fee of £2m which was set by a tribunal after the French forward refused to sign a new contract at the Stadium of Light.

1985 – Chris Turner (pictured) left Wearside for Manchester United for a club record equalling £275,000.

1980 – Sam Allardyce joined Sunderland from Bolton Wanderers for £150,000.