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Sunderland have sealed the £10million signing of England winger Adam Johnson.

With Scotland striker Steven Fletcher set to make his debut at the Stadium of Light against Reading on Saturday, manager Martin O’Neill has splashed out £22m in 24 hours to address his side’s lack of Premier League firepower.

As Sportsmail revealed earlier this week, Wolves forward Fletcher joined after the Midlands club accepted Sunderland’s original £12m offer, with add-ons which could take the deal to £14m.

Having secured his priority target, O’Neill immediately pushed through the deal for Manchester City’s Sunderland-born winger Johnson, 24, who had been ostracised by Roberto Mancini, despite being the Italian’s first City signing.

O’Neill said: ‘Adding quality players to the squad has been our main aim this summer and Adam certainly fits that bill.

‘He has terrific ability, great delivery and I’m sure he is a player who will excite our fans. I couldn’t be more delighted to have him at the football club.’

Johnson was left out of City’s squad for last week’s opener against Southampton, four days after winning his 12th England cap.

But after unveiling Fletcher, 25, O’Neill met Johnson for talks. The former Middlesbrough academy graduate, who came close to joining Sunderland under Steve Bruce before opting for City, has agreed to take a pay cut from his £90,000-a-week wages at the Etihad after securing a pay-off.

Johnson said: ‘It’s great to have signed and it’s a fresh start.

‘Coming back to the north east and Martin O’Neill were the two main factors, especially the gaffer and listening to what he had to say to me.

‘He made it clear just how much he wanted me to come here. To know that and feel wanted and appreciated made me feel that it was the right choice to sign.

‘He knows exactly what he wants from his players and from me personally. Hopefully he’ll give me plenty of confidence as well.’

Johnson missed out on a trip to Euro 2012 and will hope his latest move could help to revive his international career.

He played 96 times for first club Middlesbrough, scoring 13 goals, before he moved on to City in 2010.

Johnson added: ‘I want to perform on the pitch for the fans and I’m just looking forward to getting out there now.’

Source: DailyMail

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