Sunderland AFC has accomplished the signing of Joe Anderson from Everton.
The defender, 21, has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal on the Stadium of Mild, with a Membership choice of an additional 12 months.
Born in Stalybridge, Anderson began his profession at Liverpool earlier than crossing the Mersey aged 15 and transferring to Goodison Park.
The defender made 25 appearances for the Toffees’ Beneath-18s in the course of the 2018-19 season, as Paul Tait’s aspect registered a third-place end within the U18 Premier League (North) and reached the quarter finals of the FA Youth Cup.
Anderson made the step as much as Beneath-23 stage in 2019-20 and cemented his place as a daily starter one season later, occurring to captain the Blues’ improvement aspect and have on 62 events.
A centre again who can even function in a left-sided position, he’ll practice together with his new team-mates on the Academy of Mild on Tuesday morning.
Anderson mentioned: “I’m over the moon to make the transfer, the minute the Membership have been I needed to return right here. I met the Head Coach and actually favored what he needed to say, and the very fact he was additionally a centre again means I’ll have loads to be taught from him. It’s a problem I’m actually wanting ahead to and I can’t wait to get began.”
Tony Mowbray added: “Joe matches the profile of participant we need to maintain including to the Membership and we look ahead to supporting his improvement in a senior atmosphere. The expertise and potential is there and though he might have time to develop bodily within the subsequent weeks and months, he’ll add instant competitors and depth to our squad. A left-footed, left-sided central defender, which is a rarity, he can distribute the ball properly from the again and join defence with midfield – he’s going to be an actual long-term asset for the Membership.”