Journalist Kevin Jimenez has revealed that Sunderland have signed Costa Rican winger Jewison Bennette for a transfer fee of $1.3m (£1.1m).
The Lowdown: Announcement soon
Jimenez has been giving update’s on Bennette’s situation on Twitter, first revealing that he will be in England ‘this week’ to undergo a medical ahead of his move to the Stadium of Light.
He added on Tuesday morning that the official announcement of his signing is ‘not long’, and that his manager at his club Herediano Hernan Medford has ‘confirmed’ his sale.
Now, Jimenez has revealed how much Bennette is set to cost the Wearside club.
The Latest: Price revealed
Taking to Twitter on Tuesday night, Jimenez has revealed that Bennette is set to cost Alex Neil’s side $1.3m (£1.1m):
“According to my sources in England, Brandon Aguilera’s sale to Nottingham Forest was for $2m while Jewison Bennette’s was $1.3m to Sunderland.”
The Verdict: Exciting
Having already played six times for the Costa Rica national team at just 18 years of age, Bennette is clearly a big prospect, and so this could be a very exciting signing for the future.
Should Sunderland have kept Neil?
Journalist and Black Cats supporter Josh Bunting notes how he is Costa Rica’s youngest capped player, adding that he obviously has ‘quality’.
Nonetheless, Bennette has already played 35 times for Herediano, scoring three goals and making five assists (Transfermarkt), so the fact that he is already excelling in senior men’s football is a positive sign for his development.
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