Sunderland AFC has completed the signing of Max Power. The terms of the deal see the player join on an initial loan until January, with a view to permanent move thereafter.
Moving from Wigan Athletic, the deadline-day signing becomes the 12th player to arrive at the Stadium of Light this summer.
The midfielder has made over 140 appearances for Wigan during a three-year spell at the DW Stadium, during which he helped the Latics win two Sky Bet League One titles.
Speaking about his arrival, Jack Ross said: “We wanted another midfielder in the squad and we wanted one who was a little bit different to what we already have.
“Max gives us a little bit more of a presence physically – box to box – and gives us more balance within the squad.
“He’s got very recent experience when it comes to winning and being successful in this league and knows what it takes to get out of it.”
Born in Birkenhead, Power started his career with local side Tranmere Rovers at the age of eight, and he captained the club at every level, including first team.
The 25-year-old made his senior debut in 2011 and went on to make over 100 appearances Rovers before joining Wigan in July 2015.
Since then, Power has been ever-present for the Latics, and he’s keen to enjoy similar success on Wearside: “