Sunderland confirmed (official website) the signing of Tottenham centre-forward Kazaiah Sterling on Deadline Day of the January transfer window.
The 20-year-old completed his move to the Stadium of Light on loan from the Premier League club and will now hope to have a role in a League One promotion bid.
He is set to add to the attacking options of manager Jack Ross and the Black Cats may be about to unearth a gem.
Sterling is experiencing his first spell away from Spurs, where he’s made just two first-team appearances but been an excellent performer at Under-23s level.
The English striker is a speed machine renowned for his pace and there is every chance he could cause serious damage in League One if he hits the ground running.
Spurs have given their young talent the opportunity to depart on loan to experience senior football and Sunderland should benefit.
Sterling has proven he’s a decent finisher inside the penalty areas and has a great work-rate, which should get the Sunderland fans on his side immediately.
He’s been mentioned heavily as the next product to breakthrough at Spurs and they have had a knack of producing major talents in recent years.
Sunderland occupy a play-off spot as it stands and are pushing for automatic promotion, and they could now have the firepower to get them over the line.