Frontline: Sinclair signs on loan

Sunderland AFC has completed the signing of Jerome Sinclair this evening.

Joining from Watford on a season-loan, the 21-year-old striker becomes Jack Ross’ eighth summer signing.

Speaking about his arrival, the Sunderland manager said: ““We need more players in the forward areas and Jerome is somebody who fits into that bracket, as he can play in multiple positions across the front line.

“I’m pleased to get him in and he’s at a stage in his career where he needs to play games, so he’s hungry to prove himself and he’s got a big opportunity here to do that.”

Born in Birmingham, Sinclair started his career with West Bromwich Albion before moving to Liverpool.

He rose through the ranks at Melwood before making his first-team debut at 16, as he became the youngest player to represent the Reds in a competitive game. 

After a brief spell on loan at Wigan Athletic in 2015, Sinclair returned to Anfield and made his Premier League debut on 10 May in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

His first senior goal followed on 8 January 2016, as he found the net in an FA Cup tie with Exeter City.

In May 2016, the striker signed a five-year deal with Watford and has gone on to make nine Premier League appearances for the Hornets, whilst also spending time on loan with Birmingham City in the Sky Bet Championship

Sinclair has also turned out for England at under-16 and under-17 level.

Sunderland AFC would like to extend its sincere thanks to Watford for the cooperation and support they have shown in making the loan deal happen.

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