Sunderland have completed the signing of Brendan Galloway from Everton on a season-long loan.
The versatile defender, who can play centre-half and left-back, has become Simon Grayson’s first signing at the Stadium of Light this summer.
Formerly at MK Dons, Galloway made a name for himself aged just 15, when he became League One’s youngster first-team player ever in November 2011, making his debut against Nantwich Town.
Impressive displays for MK saw him earn himself a move to Goodison Park, where he has since made 20 Premier League appearances after being handed his inaugural senior bow away at West Ham United during the 2014-15 campaign.
A former England under-17s, under-18s and under-19s international, the 21-year-old furthered his development last term when he joined up with West Bromwich Albion.
Galloway made five appearances in all competitions for Tony Pulis’ side, and now the Zimbabwe-born starlet has linked up with Grayson’s side ahead of the 2017-18 Sky Bet Championship season.