Late yesterday evening Sunderland confirmed that they had signed former Sheffield Wednesday skipper Glenn Loovens.
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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.
Superb signing for you guys. Absolute Rolls Royce of a player. Gutted he’s not with Wednesday anymore. Good luck with the next chapter of your career Glenn #captainfantastic
— Jimmy (@ramonegangster) July 20, 2018
I’m happy with this one, should do a job
— Leon Flint (@leon_flint) July 20, 2018
Great signing for #SAFC. Incredible servant, fantastic captain and top pro respected by all. Leader of defence which kept club record clean sheets in consecutive seasons. Maybe not up to pace of Champ now but will be class in L1. Type of character you want to fill your club with.
— Ryan Walker (@RyanSWFC) July 20, 2018
Good luck Glenn. Was a brilliant player for us. A top guy and a great ambassador for a club. He’ll be missed at #Swfc
— ruth greaves (@ruthgreaves) July 20, 2018
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— Swissowls (@badendido) July 20, 2018
Good luck Glenn. It’ll be strange seeing you lineup against us in the cup.
— Grant Roberts (@GrantR_1867) July 20, 2018
Good luck Glenn. You did a massive job for us.
— JPK (@Greno1966) July 20, 2018
Got a chance now in the cup! In all seriousness, that's his level and will excel in that league! Great leader!
— dean (@spadger09) July 20, 2018
I’d take Loovens at Right Full Back over Palmer.
— Tim Wild (@TW_SWFC1867) July 20, 2018
Looovens Looovens Loooovens
— Daniel Fairchild (@danfairchild84) July 20, 2018
May have lost his legs at champ level but will be a great signing for you! Terrific football brain and a top top bloke and professional #GoodLucGlenn
— Aniss Najib Miladi (@African_Diddy) July 20, 2018
Good luck to him been class for us
— simmo 1867 (@Craigsimmonite1) July 20, 2018