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CONFIRMED: Sunderland make defensive acquisition as they sign Peterborough captain Jack Baldwin

Sunderland have today completed the signing of Peterborough United captain Jack Baldwin for a fee believed to be around £200,000.

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Sunderland have officially completed the signing of Peterborough United club captain Jack Baldwin for a fee of £200,000.

Baldwin signed a two-year deal with Sunderland after completing a medical this yesterday.

The 25-year-old is primarily a central defender but can also cover at right back and in the centre of midfielder. He spent four years at Peterborough and racked up 118 appearances for the Posh after signing for them in a £500,000 deal from Hartlepool United.

Such was his form with Peterborough, that in 2016 they agreed a £2.5m deal with Premier League side Bournemouth but for the transfer to fall through after the defender picked up a knee injury.

Baldwin had been linked with Sheffield Wednesday and Aberdeen but has chosen to become Jack Ross’ ninth summer signing. Joining Alim Ozturk, Tom Flanagan, Chris Maguire, Dylan McGeouch, Jon McLaughlin, Jerome Sinclair, Glenn Loovens and Reece James in moving to the Stadium of Light.

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