Laurens De Bock has revealed his conversations with manager Jack Ross was what convinced him to sign for Sunderland. 

Joining on a season-long loan from EFL Championship club Leeds United, the 26-year-old has today become the club’s seventh signing of the summer.

Providing the Black Cats with much-needed competition down the left flank, something which Ross has spoken about following the departures of Bryan Oviedo and Reece James, De Bock joins Sunderland having previously featured in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League for Club Brugge.

Speaking to, after penning his loan switch to the Stadium of Light, De Bock said: “I know the team wants to go up this season and hopefully my experience will help us achieve that. 

“I have heard a lot of good things about this club from speaking to some former players and that’s made me really excited to get going. 

“The manager called me about moving here and he was really positive about the project here. 

“It’s made me feel good about things here and that’s important because I believe it will be easy to adapt and get started here.”

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