John O'Shea completes Sunderland move from Manchester United

07 July 2011 06:02
Manchester United defender John O'Shea has put pen to paper on a four-year deal to join Wes Brown at Sunderland.[LNB]The 30-year-old Republic of Ireland international travelled to Wearside for a medical this morning and wasted little time in becoming Steve Bruce's eighth summer signing.[LNB]Like Brown, he has joined for an undisclosed fee after United last month accepted a joint offer of more than ?12million for the pair and midfielder Darron Gibson.[LNB] Double trouble: John O'Shea has completed his move to Sunderland, following Wes Brown's switch[LNB]O'Shea said: 'Once I'd heard reports about the club and the people here, the ambitions and what the manager was all about, it was the only place I was going to come to.'[LNB]Manager Steve Bruce added: 'John has been a solid, consistent part of Manchester United's squad for well overa decade, which goes to show the fantastic pedigree of player we have signed.[LNB]'He is a wonderful professional both on and off the field and his wealth of experience and versatility will be great attributes for us.[LNB] Big spender: Steve Bruce has been busy in the transfer market since the season ended[LNB]'I'm delighted with the players we have been able to secure ahead of the new season.'[LNB]O'Shea boasts five Barclays Premier League titles, an FA Cup winners' medal, three League Cup successes and aChampions League triumph among his list of achievements at Old Trafford.[LNB]He is also a stalwart of Giovanni Trapattoni's Ireland team and like Brown, will bring experience and a winning mentality to the Stadium of Light.[LNB]He made almost 400 appearances for the Red Devils during his 12 years with the club and it was initially thought he would take some persuading to leave.[LNB]However, despite having to delay talks earlier this week as his wife gave birth, he managed to tie up hismove swiftly on Thursday.[LNB]  Brown and O'Shea to be unveiled at Sunderland as Bruce closes in on triple United swoopMr Agent: Inside the world of transfers with Sportsmail's expertSir Alex hails 'great' Brown after long-serving defender leaves Manchester United for Sunderland All the latest Sunderland news, features and opinion [LNB]

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