Football

Steve Harper, the former Newcastle United goalkeeper, has joined Sunderland.

Former Newcastle keeper Steve Harper joins Sunderland

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Article continues below

Article continues below

Sunderland have signed former Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper on a short-term deal until the end of the season, the club have confirmed.

The 40-year-old, who made 199 appearances for the Magpies during a 20-year stay at St James' Park, has been drafted in following Costel Pantilimon's departure to Watford earlier this week.

Harper, who was a free agent after leaving Hull at the end of last season, will provide back up to number one Vito Mannone and highly-rated 21-year-old Jordan Pickford.

Manager Sam Allardyce told the club's official website, www.safc.com: "Steve will be a positive addition to our goalkeeping stable. He has vast experience at the top level and that can only be beneficial to Vito and Jordan as they continue to develop.

"He knows the club well and, as an Easington lad born and bred, he needs no introduction to Sunderland."

Harper spent much of his time at Newcastle challenging Shay Given for the number one spot, but played in the 1999 FA Cup final against Manchester United and also kept a clean sheet in a Champions League victory over Juventus in 2002.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Premier League
Football
Sunderland

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again