Aug 10 2016
Summer exodus by Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has begun as Paddy McNair and Donald Love are all set to join Sunderland after both clubs zeroed in on a fee, as reported by Sky Sports.
Northern Ireland international featured several times under the guidance of the former anager Louis Van Gaal. United signed Ivory Coast centre-back Eric Bailly and his arrival has strengthened their back four, but also increased competition for a place in the starting lineup
McNair is not included in Mourinho’s plans for the 2016-17 season and the Red Devils manager is looking to sanctioning his sale.
Scotland Under-21 international full-back Love, who made his last two appearances in United shirt, back in February, was also certain to fall beneath the pecking order further, as left-back Luke Shaw has returned to fitness.
Thus, a deal for the duo looks to be beneficiary for both the clubs, as current Sunderland manager David Moyes has decided to raid his former club, United, to settle the defensive woes at the Stadium of Light.
Sky Sports reveal that the Black Cats will pay an initial £5 million fee for McNair, which could rise to £7 million with add-ons, with a four year contract on the cards, while Love could cost the Black Cats £1 million. Reportedly both players will have medicals in Sunderland.