clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

TRANSFER EXCLUSIVE: Sunderland agree fee and personal terms with Wycombe midfielder Luke O’Nien

Sunderland are on the verge of completing the signing of box-to-box midfielder Luke O’Nien from fellow League One side Wycombe Wanderers.

Getty Images

Sunderland are on the verge of signing Wycombe Wanderers midfielder Luke O’Nien, and have agreed both a fee and personal terms with the player.

O’Nien had a stand out season in League Two last year, with nine goals and four assists from midfield as Wycombe were promoted to League One after finishing third.

The 23-year-old only had one year remaining on his contract at Adams Park and had been attracting the attention of Luton Town but Sunderland swooped and, with personal terms already agreed, are set to wrap up the signing tomorrow once he has completed a medical.

Tottenham Hotspur v Wycombe Wanderers - The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

O’Nien came through the ranks at Watford but only made one appearance for the Hornets before being released in 2015. He signed for Wycombe later that summer after a successful trial with the Chairboys and made 119 appearances in all competitions for the club.

In an article with TodayOnline last year, Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth was asked about O’Nien’s impact in his side and was quoted as saying:

Luke will destroy his opposite number’s game.

He won’t let the guy he’s up against breathe for a minute on the pitch.

For all you YouTube scouts out there, you can check out the video below for some highlights of what the box-to-box midfielder is capable of out on the football pitch.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Roker Report Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Sunderland news from Roker Report