Ireland international Aiden O'Brien signs for Sunderland

Thu, Jul 30 2020

League One side Sunderland AFC announced the signing of Irish forward Aiden O’Brien today on a a two-year deal. 

He joins the Black Cats after a nine year spell at Millwall.

The 26 year old has made over 100 appearances in the Sky Bet Championship for his previous side Millwall and has had five caps for the Irish national team to date, scoring one goal.

O’Brien becomes Sunderland’s first signing of the summer transfer window ahead of the 2020-2021 season.

He told the club’s website that “It feels terrific to be a Sunderland player. This is a massive club and I just can’t wait to get going. I love scoring goals, it’s what I live for and hopefully I can bring plenty to the team.

"I can’t express how excited I am, and I can’t wait to show the fans and my team-mates what I’m made of.”

Manager Phil Parkinson added: “I’m really pleased with the signing of Aiden. He’s at a good age, he has experience of winning this division and he has played plenty of Championship football.

"Aiden can also play in a variety of attacking roles, which I feel is important for us. We are delighted to welcome him to the club and we are looking forward to working with him.”