Date: 21st July 2018 at 2:40pm
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Late yesterday evening Sunderland confirmed that they had signed former Sheffield Wednesday skipper Glenn Loovens.

The hugely experienced 34-year-old departed Hillsborough this summer as a free agent upon the expiry of his contract and he left the club having made 146 starting appearances with an additional four showings from the substitutes bench after he arrived from Zaragoza back in 2013.

He becomes their seventh signing this transfer window following back to back relegations from the Premier League down to League One, and it’s fair to say that Loovens could do a fantastic job in helping them to stabilise and even potentially mount a promotion charge in 2018/19. He has signed a two-year contract at the Black Cats and I’m far from alone in wishing him all the best for his new challenge.

Owls fans certainly weren’t slow in coming forward as they heard and then reacted to the news on social media and given the comments made, it’s a testament to the man given how he performed for us.

He’s also ensured a quick return given how the cup draw came out – the reception should say everything – even if it’s at the Stadium of Light and not home.