Following relegation to League One for this season, Sunderland went about a restructure in the club in order to fight for an immediate return to the Championship.
One area the Black Cats needed to improve was at the back. Sunderland quickly identified Peterborough United central defender Jack Baldwin as the perfect man to lead the back-line.
As reported by the Roker Report, Sunderland snapped up the 25-year-old for just £200,000 this summer.
It has proved to be a brilliant piece of business.
The defender has quickly become one of the key players for Sunderland this season. His leadership from the back has been a huge help in Sunderland’s current fight for promotion in the third-tier. He has missed just one game since his arrival, playing the full 90 minutes in the other 11 games he has featured in for Jack Ross’ side.
Considering the vast sums Sunderland have spent on some fairly dreadful defensive options in the past Baldwin is looking like an absolute steal.
A figure of £200,000 is nothing in football these days and Sunderland look to have a long-term centre-back solution for that fee.
Hopefully, he can keep up this excellent form and help Sunderland to a promotion charge this season.