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CONFIRMED: Sunderland sign man with name you want to touch, but you mustn’t touch... Max Power!

Sunderland have completed the deadline day signing of 25-year old former Tranmere midfielder Max Power from Championship new-boys Wigan Athletic.

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Sunderland have completed the signing of 25-year old Wigan midfielder Max Power.

Because the deadline passed before the deal could be done, Power has signed on loan until January, where we will then pay an agreed fee to sign him on a permanent basis.

The 25-year-old was a regular in the Wigan side that won the League One title last season, scoring five goals and contributing seven assists as Paul Cook’s men beat Blackburn Rovers to top spot.

He was also heavily involved in Wigan’s run to the sixth round of the FA Cup, starting in the wins over Premier League trio Bournemouth, West Ham United and Manchester City (Power was the player Fabian Delph tackled that led to a controversial red card) before they eventually lost to Southampton.

Power becomes Jack Ross’ 12th signing of the summer, and will be in the squad that takes on Luton Town on Saturday.