Sunderland sign Scotland starlet Donald Love in double swoop

Donald Love experienced first team football for Manchester United last season. Picture: SNS
Donald Love experienced first team football for Manchester United last season. Picture: SNS
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NEW Sunderland manager David Moyes has returned to former club Manchester United to complete a £5.5million double signing for defenders Paddy McNair and Donald Love.

The 21-year-olds have both put pen to paper on four-year deals and take Sunderland’s number of summer signings to three.

Scotland Under-21 international full-back Donald Love, who can also play in midfield, tasted both Premier League and Europa League action with United last season.

“Donald comes highly recommended and is another young player who I hope can develop and improve here,” said Moyes.

He added: “I want to add some young players to the squad as well as some senior players and both of them have got really good potential and the opportunity to improve.

“I want to bring in players who are here for the long term as well as the short and hopefully these two are here for the long term.”

Fellow signing Paddy McNair had been linked with a move north of the border to join Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic but will link up with his former manager instead.

Moyes said: “Paddy is a young, athletic player who is improving all the time. He has experience for Northern Ireland and we want to bring as many international players to the club as we can.”

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