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David Moyes doesn't have a very large scouting network does he? At Manchester United he signed Marouane Fellaini and tried to sign Leighton Baines, links to Seamus Coleman were never too far away. Now at Sunderland Moyes really is trying to get his band back together!
It's not been a great start for Moyes in the North East with one point from his opening three Premier League games with a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury in the EFL Cup the one 'highlight' of his tenure so far at the Stadium of Light.
The former Real Sociedad boss, yep that really did happen, has spent the transfer window trying to strengthen his team and other than the odd player there was a theme developing with Steven Pienaar coming from Everton and Paddy McNair, Adnan Januzaj and Donald Love arriving from Old Trafford. But he was still missing a striker, until now...
Yes the Scot has gone back to his vast pool of knowledge, the players he's worked with before, and plucked Victor Anichebe out of the free transfer abyss to be back up to Jermaine Defoe. The Nigerian was out of contract after being released by West Brom last season. He wasn't good enough for West Brom, let that sink in Sunderland fans.
Just to make a point the 28 year old's most prolific goalscoring season, and I use that phrase extremely loosely, was in 2012/13 when he scored a whopping SIX league goals! Yeah, he's never scored more than six goals in a Premier League season, in 10 of his 12 seasons in the Premier League he's scored less than five times, even left back Patrick van Aanholt managed four last term!