Done deal: Sunderland seal Grigg deal

Sunderland AFC have completed the signing of Will Grigg from Wigan Athletic. 

Arriving from the DW Stadium, the striker put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year deal moments before the January transfer window slammed shut.

Grigg is a proven goalscorer and he boasts an impressive strike rate in Sky Bet League One, having bagged 25 goals in Wigan’s 2015-16 title-winning campaign.

And he was similarly clinical during the 2017-18 season, scoring 19 times as the Latics were once again crowned third-tier champions.

A goal-laden career within the Football League has seen the 27-year-old win promotion from League One on four occasions in the last five years.

As well as his double title success at Wigan, Grigg also won automatic promotion with Brentford during the 2013-14 season, and with MK Dons during the 2014-15 campaign.

A Northern Ireland international, the striker has earned 13 caps to date while also being named in the nation’s 23-man squad for Euro 2016.

Grigg becomes the club’s fifth and final January signing, following Jimmy Dunne, Grant Leadbitter, Lewis Morgan and Kazaiah Sterling to the Stadium of Light, while Max Power’s loan deal was also made permanent.

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