Denver Hume completes move to Portsmouth ending 13 years at Sunderland

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Sunderland full-back Denver Hume in action for Sunderland against Ipswich Town.
Sunderland full-back Denver Hume in action for Sunderland against Ipswich Town.

DENVER Hume has completed a move to fellow League One side Portsmouth for an undisclosed fee ending his 13-year association with Sunderland.

The fee is believed to be in the region of around £200,000 with the full-back putting pen-to-paper on a two-and-a-half year deal with an option for a further year.

The 25-year-old made 82 appearances for his hometown club and scored three goals since making his senior debut in 2018.

Hume has been locked in talks with the South coast club since last week over a permanent move to Fratton Park. Hume only signed a fresh new two-year contract in September but he has decided to make the switch in search of more game time.

Head of Football at Sunderland Kristjaan Speakman said: “Naturally, Denver wants to be playing regular football to move his career forward, but he’s found himself out of the team and played less than 20 games in the past 12 months.

"As an academy graduate, we want to support and maximise his development and this is a natural progression for him in the current circumstances.

"We look forward to watching Denver’s future development from afar and we wish him the best of luck at Fratton Park."

Portsmouth manager Danny Cowley said: “Denver is a young player who wants to get better every day and he brings us some outstanding athleticism and energy.

“He will add quality in the final third and we really like his wonderful ability to receive the ball on the back foot and play forwards.

“We’re a forward-thinking team and the attributes he possesses are really aligned with our way of playing.

“It’s great that he can play as a left wing-back or on the left of a back four because it gives us the flexibility we want in our squad."

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