DEAL DONE AND PLAYER ARRIVED: Sunderland signing arrives & squad number confirmed as Mowbray ponders QPR decisions

DUE date for signature Sunderland officially announced Nazariy Rusyn’s arrival on Wearside, and the striker was given the No. 15 jersey.

On the last day of the transfer season, the 24-year-old forward sealed his move from Zorya Luhansk to Sunderland, but his arrival in the North East was delayed while he awaited approval of his visa and entry into the country. In Paris, Rusyn had medical treatment.

After receiving permission to enter the nation, the Ukrainian forward, according to reports there, traveled to the North East at the end of last week. On Wednesday morning, the club made a series of social media posts introducing him as a Sunderland player.

Striker set to travel to Sunderland for a medical, according to reports - Chronicle Live

Rusyn’s fitness will be discussed when Sunderland head coach Tony Mowbray addresses the media on Thursday in the afternoon. Prior to joining Sunderland, the forward missed Zorya Luhansk’s last three games due to a groin ailment, but last week, sources in his native country said he had recovered and was allowed to begin training.

At this point, it’s unclear whether Rusyn will be considered fit to play for Sunderland when Championship play resumes on Saturday in their trip to Queens Park Rangers.

final day of signing Mason Burstow is anticipated to go to west London with the Sunderland team. Timothee Pembele and Adil Aouchiche also arrived on the last day of the window, but they will adjust to life in the Championship gradually.

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A crucial update on Mowbray’s Sunderland contract status emerged over the break, and his team is hoping to extend their unbeaten run in the Championship to four games.

Mowbray’s original contract was set to expire at the conclusion of this year, but it has since come to light that the head coach activated a 12-month extension as a result of Sunderland’s outstanding sixth-place finish in the previous campaign.

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