Transfer window watch: Bridcutt completes Sunderland move

Liam Bridcutt is now a Sunderland player

Liam Bridcutt is now a Sunderland player

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Liam Bridcutt has completed his move to Sunderland.

The Albion midfielder has linked back up with former boss Gus Poyet for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £3 million.

Head coach Oscar Garcia said: "On behalf of the club I would like thank Liam for his time and efforts at the Albion and we wish him well for the future."

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10:11am Fri 31 Jan 14

Seventh Circle says...

Good riddance.. he'll be relegated soon anyway. .. I hope john Terry puts him in his place
Good riddance.. he'll be relegated soon anyway. .. I hope john Terry puts him in his place Seventh Circle
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10:15am Fri 31 Jan 14

kipper12 says...

good luck briddo , will miss your commitment and hard work ... good luck !!
good luck briddo , will miss your commitment and hard work ... good luck !! kipper12
  • Score: 25

10:15am Fri 31 Jan 14

Brightony says...

Laters Liam - hope you go from strength to strength. Hopefully we can settle down now - bed in our new player(s) and attack the play offs!!!
Laters Liam - hope you go from strength to strength. Hopefully we can settle down now - bed in our new player(s) and attack the play offs!!! Brightony
  • Score: 19

10:16am Fri 31 Jan 14

BobbyLaverick says...

Liam's contribution to the club's development has been immense.
Good Luck to him!
Liam's contribution to the club's development has been immense. Good Luck to him! BobbyLaverick
  • Score: 27

10:18am Fri 31 Jan 14

Jimmy Langley says...

If 3 million is correct he's been sold too cheaply.
If 3 million is correct he's been sold too cheaply. Jimmy Langley
  • Score: 7

10:20am Fri 31 Jan 14

Aye Aye says...

He looks better in blue stripes!!

http://www.safc.com/
news/team-news/2014/
january/bridcutt-sig
ns?
He looks better in blue stripes!! http://www.safc.com/ news/team-news/2014/ january/bridcutt-sig ns? Aye Aye
  • Score: 12

10:22am Fri 31 Jan 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Will seem strange not having him around, just like Ashley Barnes.
He has moved from one good club to another and I wish him all the best for the rest of his career.
And like Liam we move on also with new players onwards and upwards.
UTA
Will seem strange not having him around, just like Ashley Barnes. He has moved from one good club to another and I wish him all the best for the rest of his career. And like Liam we move on also with new players onwards and upwards. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 11

10:30am Fri 31 Jan 14

cybergu11y says...

Best of luck Liam and thanks for all you did for us, you wore he stripe with pride.
Best of luck Liam and thanks for all you did for us, you wore he stripe with pride. cybergu11y
  • Score: 10

10:31am Fri 31 Jan 14

cybergu11y says...

Best of luck Liam and thanks for all you did for us, you wore he stripes with pride.
Best of luck Liam and thanks for all you did for us, you wore he stripes with pride. cybergu11y
  • Score: 2

10:31am Fri 31 Jan 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

Thanks Liam, I have no qualms about you joining Gus in the premiership, cant deny you the premiership.
Great player, great service to the club, any true fans will give you a great reception if we see you again
Thanks Liam, I have no qualms about you joining Gus in the premiership, cant deny you the premiership. Great player, great service to the club, any true fans will give you a great reception if we see you again Uckfield Seagull
  • Score: 12

10:43am Fri 31 Jan 14

Cory and Trevor says...

I've got no qualms about him going, but am seriously disappointed by his refusal to play for us because he didn't want to be here. Pathetic, unprofessional, manipulative and like a spoilt child, it has tainted my view of him. Good riddance, and good luck to him working for that other impetuous egocentric big baby who refused to do his job while still on our payroll, Poyet. Natural bed-fellows.
I've got no qualms about him going, but am seriously disappointed by his refusal to play for us because he didn't want to be here. Pathetic, unprofessional, manipulative and like a spoilt child, it has tainted my view of him. Good riddance, and good luck to him working for that other impetuous egocentric big baby who refused to do his job while still on our payroll, Poyet. Natural bed-fellows. Cory and Trevor
  • Score: -1

10:43am Fri 31 Jan 14

Vince says...

Liam was a great acquisition - and has been a key man in our rise up the divisions. We've had great service, some superb displays in holding the midfield together, and now a £3m profit as well can't be bad.

The only downside is that he has been totally selfish recently, putting himself before the club and the fans, and not acting in a professional manner. In other words "doing a Robbie Savage"! This has been an unsettling time for the club, and must have affected some of the other players (possibly even Adam El-Abd who may already be regretting his knee-jerk move to Bristol City who could easily end up in the basement).

In this climate of uncertainty and injury crises, Oscar and the players are to be applauded on a great first half of the season - and some superb performances recently. The key has been the enthusiasm and skills shown by the young players who have come into the side, and blended so well with the experienced players, and because of this, the loss of Liam hasn't affected us much at all.

Thanks Liam for your sterling service, and i'm glad for you and all concerned that this has all been resolved, and in the circumstances, £3m is a good deal for both clubs IMHO.
Liam was a great acquisition - and has been a key man in our rise up the divisions. We've had great service, some superb displays in holding the midfield together, and now a £3m profit as well can't be bad. The only downside is that he has been totally selfish recently, putting himself before the club and the fans, and not acting in a professional manner. In other words "doing a Robbie Savage"! This has been an unsettling time for the club, and must have affected some of the other players (possibly even Adam El-Abd who may already be regretting his knee-jerk move to Bristol City who could easily end up in the basement). In this climate of uncertainty and injury crises, Oscar and the players are to be applauded on a great first half of the season - and some superb performances recently. The key has been the enthusiasm and skills shown by the young players who have come into the side, and blended so well with the experienced players, and because of this, the loss of Liam hasn't affected us much at all. Thanks Liam for your sterling service, and i'm glad for you and all concerned that this has all been resolved, and in the circumstances, £3m is a good deal for both clubs IMHO. Vince
  • Score: 11

10:48am Fri 31 Jan 14

Andrea Orlandigasm says...

I hate this "undisclosed fee" stuff, but BBC Sussex said £3.25 million plus £500,000 if Sunderland stay up this season. I'm not sure where they got that from, but it seems specific so may be correct. This sounds like decent business for a player who we signed on a free transfer.
I hate this "undisclosed fee" stuff, but BBC Sussex said £3.25 million plus £500,000 if Sunderland stay up this season. I'm not sure where they got that from, but it seems specific so may be correct. This sounds like decent business for a player who we signed on a free transfer. Andrea Orlandigasm
  • Score: 7

11:02am Fri 31 Jan 14

Alfie T says...

Andrea Orlandigasm wrote:
I hate this "undisclosed fee" stuff, but BBC Sussex said £3.25 million plus £500,000 if Sunderland stay up this season. I'm not sure where they got that from, but it seems specific so may be correct. This sounds like decent business for a player who we signed on a free transfer.
Absolutely, great business for the club and player, can we move on now please.
[quote][p][bold]Andrea Orlandigasm[/bold] wrote: I hate this "undisclosed fee" stuff, but BBC Sussex said £3.25 million plus £500,000 if Sunderland stay up this season. I'm not sure where they got that from, but it seems specific so may be correct. This sounds like decent business for a player who we signed on a free transfer.[/p][/quote]Absolutely, great business for the club and player, can we move on now please. Alfie T
  • Score: 6

11:03am Fri 31 Jan 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

On behalf of all Brighton supporters, I would like to wish Bridcutt all the best for the future, and to thank him for his total commitment for the Albion over the last 3 yrs.
On behalf of all Brighton supporters, I would like to wish Bridcutt all the best for the future, and to thank him for his total commitment for the Albion over the last 3 yrs. Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 6

11:24am Fri 31 Jan 14

Cory and Trevor says...

Tony the tiger eastbourne wrote:
On behalf of all Brighton supporters, I would like to wish Bridcutt all the best for the future, and to thank him for his total commitment for the Albion over the last 3 yrs.
His commitment has not been total, has it. The last few weeks he's excluded himself, basically gone on strike. Snide
[quote][p][bold]Tony the tiger eastbourne[/bold] wrote: On behalf of all Brighton supporters, I would like to wish Bridcutt all the best for the future, and to thank him for his total commitment for the Albion over the last 3 yrs.[/p][/quote]His commitment has not been total, has it. The last few weeks he's excluded himself, basically gone on strike. Snide Cory and Trevor
  • Score: 0

11:31am Fri 31 Jan 14

Captain Haddock says...

Andrea Orlandigasm wrote:
I hate this "undisclosed fee" stuff, but BBC Sussex said £3.25 million plus £500,000 if Sunderland stay up this season. I'm not sure where they got that from, but it seems specific so may be correct. This sounds like decent business for a player who we signed on a free transfer.
This is more accurate than both The Argus and Sky Sports.

Deal is actually worth more (rising to £4m in the end IF The Mackems survive the drop, which they will). Won't disclose amount received now as was told in confidence other than say refer to my first sentence!
[quote][p][bold]Andrea Orlandigasm[/bold] wrote: I hate this "undisclosed fee" stuff, but BBC Sussex said £3.25 million plus £500,000 if Sunderland stay up this season. I'm not sure where they got that from, but it seems specific so may be correct. This sounds like decent business for a player who we signed on a free transfer.[/p][/quote]This is more accurate than both The Argus and Sky Sports. Deal is actually worth more (rising to £4m in the end IF The Mackems survive the drop, which they will). Won't disclose amount received now as was told in confidence other than say refer to my first sentence! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

11:33am Fri 31 Jan 14

Captain Haddock says...

Conway in talks with Blackburn, deal now on the back runner with us.

Spanish Dave 2 set to complete deal with us this lunchtime.

Buckers will leave for the right price.
Conway in talks with Blackburn, deal now on the back runner with us. Spanish Dave 2 set to complete deal with us this lunchtime. Buckers will leave for the right price. Captain Haddock
  • Score: -1

12:06pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Jimmy Langley wrote:
If 3 million is correct he's been sold too cheaply.
It's 2.5. Trust me.
[quote][p][bold]Jimmy Langley[/bold] wrote: If 3 million is correct he's been sold too cheaply.[/p][/quote]It's 2.5. Trust me. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: -3

1:07pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Captain Haddock says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Jimmy Langley wrote: If 3 million is correct he's been sold too cheaply.
It's 2.5. Trust me.
No it's well above that. Albion said come back with £5 and they met halfway with extra for Pl survival.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jimmy Langley[/bold] wrote: If 3 million is correct he's been sold too cheaply.[/p][/quote]It's 2.5. Trust me.[/p][/quote]No it's well above that. Albion said come back with £5 and they met halfway with extra for Pl survival. Captain Haddock
  • Score: -1

1:08pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Captain Haddock says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Jimmy Langley wrote: If 3 million is correct he's been sold too cheaply.
It's 2.5. Trust me.
No it's well above that. Albion said come back with £5 and they met halfway with extra for Pl survival.
Haha! I might just have meant £5 MILLION rather than £5!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jimmy Langley[/bold] wrote: If 3 million is correct he's been sold too cheaply.[/p][/quote]It's 2.5. Trust me.[/p][/quote]No it's well above that. Albion said come back with £5 and they met halfway with extra for Pl survival.[/p][/quote]Haha! I might just have meant £5 MILLION rather than £5!!!! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

1:31pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Kenny_powers says...

People moaning about the last few weeks is harsh. You can't blame him for not being focused and I'm sure it's as much the clubs decision not to play him (and protect from injury).

Bridcutt was a great player for us so I wish him all the best, he deserves a shot in the top flight
People moaning about the last few weeks is harsh. You can't blame him for not being focused and I'm sure it's as much the clubs decision not to play him (and protect from injury). Bridcutt was a great player for us so I wish him all the best, he deserves a shot in the top flight Kenny_powers
  • Score: 3

1:34pm Fri 31 Jan 14

rolivan says...

The prince is dead long live The pR. INCE
The prince is dead long live The pR. INCE rolivan
  • Score: 1

1:36pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Cstringer999 says...

I don't care what anyone says. Liam was developing into a quality premiership player and 2.5 - 3M everyone is saying is just far to cheap regardless of how we acquired him or if he was acting like a brat not wanting to play, 5M was the bare minimum I feel the club should of acted stronger and not crumbled.
I don't care what anyone says. Liam was developing into a quality premiership player and 2.5 - 3M everyone is saying is just far to cheap regardless of how we acquired him or if he was acting like a brat not wanting to play, 5M was the bare minimum I feel the club should of acted stronger and not crumbled. Cstringer999
  • Score: 0

1:39pm Fri 31 Jan 14

tinker111 says...

Seventh Circle wrote:
Good riddance.. he'll be relegated soon anyway. .. I hope john Terry puts him in his place
Trust you an North stander sounds like it Best player we have had for many a long day and now gone to club with a PROPER MANAGER GREAT GUS just hope Buckers goes to further his future
[quote][p][bold]Seventh Circle[/bold] wrote: Good riddance.. he'll be relegated soon anyway. .. I hope john Terry puts him in his place[/p][/quote]Trust you an North stander sounds like it Best player we have had for many a long day and now gone to club with a PROPER MANAGER GREAT GUS just hope Buckers goes to further his future tinker111
  • Score: 0

1:45pm Fri 31 Jan 14

tinker111 says...

Cstringer999 wrote:
I don't care what anyone says. Liam was developing into a quality premiership player and 2.5 - 3M everyone is saying is just far to cheap regardless of how we acquired him or if he was acting like a brat not wanting to play, 5M was the bare minimum I feel the club should of acted stronger and not crumbled.
What ever the price GUS HAS GOT HIS OWN Back for club who shafted him
[quote][p][bold]Cstringer999[/bold] wrote: I don't care what anyone says. Liam was developing into a quality premiership player and 2.5 - 3M everyone is saying is just far to cheap regardless of how we acquired him or if he was acting like a brat not wanting to play, 5M was the bare minimum I feel the club should of acted stronger and not crumbled.[/p][/quote]What ever the price GUS HAS GOT HIS OWN Back for club who shafted him tinker111
  • Score: 0

1:50pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Cstringer999 says...

tinker111 wrote:
Cstringer999 wrote:
I don't care what anyone says. Liam was developing into a quality premiership player and 2.5 - 3M everyone is saying is just far to cheap regardless of how we acquired him or if he was acting like a brat not wanting to play, 5M was the bare minimum I feel the club should of acted stronger and not crumbled.
What ever the price GUS HAS GOT HIS OWN Back for club who shafted him
I agree this a far better deal for Sunderland than ourselves.. And that's the annoying element, if he went and we got a decent price I think the fans would of felt ok......buy I for one feel a little let down by the board for letting a player of his age and potential leave for what is peanuts in today's market
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cstringer999[/bold] wrote: I don't care what anyone says. Liam was developing into a quality premiership player and 2.5 - 3M everyone is saying is just far to cheap regardless of how we acquired him or if he was acting like a brat not wanting to play, 5M was the bare minimum I feel the club should of acted stronger and not crumbled.[/p][/quote]What ever the price GUS HAS GOT HIS OWN Back for club who shafted him[/p][/quote]I agree this a far better deal for Sunderland than ourselves.. And that's the annoying element, if he went and we got a decent price I think the fans would of felt ok......buy I for one feel a little let down by the board for letting a player of his age and potential leave for what is peanuts in today's market Cstringer999
  • Score: 0

4:23pm Fri 31 Jan 14

sussexram40 says...

Good luck to Bridders.
Brings home are stupid some posters are. I and others have been saying for weeks that LB wants to leaved and will leave. And we get the usual suspects saying it's rubbish and he's 100% Albion. And of course once the player leaves all the people who were telling us how 100% they were suddently round on him. Same thing happened with GP.
Good luck to Bridders. Brings home are stupid some posters are. I and others have been saying for weeks that LB wants to leaved and will leave. And we get the usual suspects saying it's rubbish and he's 100% Albion. And of course once the player leaves all the people who were telling us how 100% they were suddently round on him. Same thing happened with GP. sussexram40
  • Score: -1

4:32pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Hector66 says...

i'd be very surprised if both bridcutt and poyet do not become very good premier league performers. i strongly feel we should him too cheaply. i would argue he's as good in his position as, say, jarvis and fletcher were in their's for wolves and they were sold for more than double we've received.

bridcutt right up there with the best i've seen out the albion and good luck to him. he's getting a shed load more money for sure and guaranteed premier league football.
i'd be very surprised if both bridcutt and poyet do not become very good premier league performers. i strongly feel we should him too cheaply. i would argue he's as good in his position as, say, jarvis and fletcher were in their's for wolves and they were sold for more than double we've received. bridcutt right up there with the best i've seen out the albion and good luck to him. he's getting a shed load more money for sure and guaranteed premier league football. Hector66
  • Score: 1

5:19pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Clean Sheet says...

Best wishes for your future Liam. However it is worth reflecting on not many who have left Brighton have really developed. BZ took several years to find his feet in the PL, Virgo did us a huge favour with his fee. Dean Hammond did ok, but none of the others.
Best wishes for your future Liam. However it is worth reflecting on not many who have left Brighton have really developed. BZ took several years to find his feet in the PL, Virgo did us a huge favour with his fee. Dean Hammond did ok, but none of the others. Clean Sheet
  • Score: -1

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