Semenyo has key excitement over Sunderland loan after move confirmed

Antoine Semenyo has revealed that he is excited to be a part of Sunderland’s history after sealing a deadline-day loan switch to the Black Cats.

Semenyo has moved to the north east until the end of the current campaign in the second temporary spell of the 20-year-old’s career, following a loan with Bath City.

Semenyo moved to Bath in in 2018 ahead of the 2018/19 season and was moved on to Newport County last summer, before moving back to Bristol earlier in January.

The winger made four Championship appearances for Bristol at the back end of last term and has followed that up with 11 outings in all competitions this campaign.

He has been drafted into Sunderland’s matchday squad for Saturday’s League One clash against Portsmouth and spoke to the club’s official website about his excitement at the move.

“It’s been a long wait to get the deal done, but it’s finally signed and I’ve joined a great club,” Semenyo said.

“It’s got so much history and I’ve heard so many great things about it from lots of people, so I’m proud to be a part of that.

“I’m looking forward to working with the manager because I want to improve every day. I can’t wait to get started.”

Black Cats boss Phil Parkinson added: “I’m pleased we have been able to bring Antoine to the club. He’s got pace and power which are qualities we highlighted and wanted to add to the squad.

“We look forward to working with him and he goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s game at Portsmouth.”

Sunderland sit fifth in the table on 50 points – five points off first-placed Rotherham – ahead of the game with Pompey.