Third addition: Maguire completes move

Sunderland AFC have completed the signing of Chris Maguire.


Arriving from Bury, the midfielder, who can also play up top, has signed a two-year deal at the Stadium of Light and becomes Jack Ross’ third summer signing.


The 29-year-old spent last season at Gigg Lane after moving to Bury following an impressive 2016-17 season, during which he scored 17 Sky Bet League One goals for Oxford United.


Following a two-month loan in late 2015, Maguire moved to the Kassam Stadium in February 2016 and netted four goals in the final six games of the season, as the U’s gained automatic promotion from Sky Bet League Two.


Speaking to about the signing, Jack Ross said: “Chris was desperate to come here, and he will tell you this is the biggest club he’s played for.


“But he’s got a bit about him and as soon as he saw the stadium he said, ‘I’ll have a bit of this’.


“He comes with a belief in his own abilities but a desire to make the most of this opportunity, so I’m pleased he’s aboard because he has proven quality.”


Born in Bellshill, he started his career with Aberdeen and made over 150 appearances for the Dons before moving to Derby County in 2011.


After one season at Pride Park, the striker joined Sheffield Wednesday before signing for Rotherham United after a three-year spell at Hillsborough.


Maguire has also spent time on loan with Kilmarnock, Portsmouth, Coventry City, while earning two senior caps for Scotland and representing his country at under-16, 19 and 21 level.


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