Sunderland Sign Walsall Midfielder George Dobson
 
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Sunderland Sign Walsall Midfielder George Dobson
 
Sunderland Sign Walsall Midfielder George Dobson

Sunderland Sign Walsall Midfielder George Dobson

6:30 pm Thursday, 25 July 2019  
Walsall midfielder George Dobson has today completed a move to Sunderland, with the 21-year-old joining the Black Cats on a three-year deal for an as-yet undisclosed fee.
Dobson made sixty-five first-team appearances since he returned to the Black Country from Sparta Rotterdam in January 2018 and had been the subject of plenty of transfer interest over recent weeks with clubs from up and down the football pyramid said to be keen to acquire his services.

Walsall FC can confirm that midfielder George Dobson has today joined League One side Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.
- Walsall FC

The London-born midfielder has missed most of the Saddlers' pre-season campaign as he and striker Morgan Ferrier recently expressed a desire to leave the club following last season's relegation to the fourth tier of English football.

George was contracted to the Saddlers until the end of June 2021 and is expected to have commanded fee with Saddlers manager Darrell Clarke now needing to re-enter the transfer market to add another midfielder to his squad ahead of Transfer Deadline Day.

Dobson, who enjoyed youth spells with Arsenal and West Ham United before linking up with the Saddlers, initially on loan, had also been linked with Hull City as he is a player who is both available for the first-team but also has plenty of scope for improvement, and his departure will come as a major blow for the Saddlers as they prepare for the season-opening clash with Northampton Town.

In a statement, released via the club's official website, it has been confirmed; Walsall FC can confirm that midfielder George Dobson has today joined League One side Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.

We would like to thank George for his hard work and dedication during his time with the club and wish him all the best for the future.

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