Sunderland joy as £6.5m Michael Turner buys into Steve Bruce's project
Last updated at 11:57 AM on 01st September 2009
Sportsmail exclusively revealed Sunderland’s interest and Turner, 25, who joined Hull from Brentford for £350,000 in 2006, has signed a four-year deal.
On the move: Michael Turner battles with Spurs striker Jermain Defoe
Bruce is looking to add two more and wants to offload up to nine players today.
Portsmouth are interested in Nyron Nosworthy, while Danny Collins is poised to join Stoke for £3.5m.
Phil Bardsley, Daryl Murphy and Roy O’Donovan have been the subject of enquiries.
On the Turner deal, Bruce said: ‘I believe Michael is one of the country’s premier
central defenders. His aerial ability provides us with another dimension at setpieces
at either end of the field. I’m delighted he has chosen to buy into what we are
trying to achieve here.’
Brentford will pick up about 15 per cent of the fee as a sell-on clause.