Academy star heads north

  • by Staff Writer
  • Monday, 23rd January 2023

Sunderland have followed up their capture of Ajibola Alese last summer by making a second signing from West Ham's Academy.

Midfielder Pierre Ekwah has signed a four-and-a-half year contract and moves to Wearside for an undisclosed fee.




The 21-year-old spent three years at Chelsea before joining West Ham in June 2021, also for an undisclosed fee.

"The history and vision of Sunderland really attracted me and I’m delighted to be here," he said.

"It’s great to see the club trusting young players and that’s something that really appealed to me – it seems a great environment for me to develop as both a person and a player, and I can’t wait to get started."

Sunderland boss Tony Mowbray added: "We are delighted to get the deal done and welcome Pierre to Sunderland. He is a player we have been monitoring for some time, and we believe he will add something different to the dynamic of our midfield.


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"Having met him, he has a brilliant personality – he wants to get better and show he can play first-team football. He brings a level of physicality and we’re really looking forward to working with him."

Ekwah will wear the number 39 shirt at his new club.

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