Sunderland have agreed a two-year contract with defender Bailey Wright, according to Football Insider.
The Australian-born defender became a free agent after the 2019/20 season came to an end, seeing his contract expire with Championship side Bristol City.
Having moved to England in 2009 to join Preston North End, the centre-back had enjoyed moderate success in the English Football League having gained a successful promotion with the Lilywhites from League One to the Championship.
After that success, Wright would then move to Bristol City in 2017 but his time at Ashton Gate saw him struggle to find regular first team football and led to a subsequent loan to the Stadium of Light in January.
The report also goes on to say that a deal is close to being announced with the defender currently enjoying a holiday in Ibiza.
Wright would prove to be Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson’s first arrival of the summer if the move goes through without any problems.
Signing Wright is at least a start for Sunderland and Parkinson, but fans will be hoping for a lot more in the coming weeks as pre-season edges closer, especially given they have lost seven players already (Transfermarkt).
The Black Cats are in need of a drastic changes, especially if they are to improve on an eighth placed finish. But this is a positive first step, given Wright helped the team to four clean sheets in five appearances last season.
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