SUNDERLAND have confirmed the signing of Jenson Seelt from PSV Eindhoven.

Seelt's switch from the Netherlands was provisionally announced on Friday, and with the technicalities of the deal having been completed over the weekend, it has now been formally confirmed.

The 20-year-old centre-half, who is Sunderland's fourth summer arrival after the earlier signings of Nectarios Traintis, Hemir (Luis Semedo) and Jobe Bellingham, has signed a five-year deal at the Stadium of Light and moves to Wearside for an undisclosed fee.

He will link up with his new Black Cats team-mates for the first time on Monday morning when pre-season training begins at the Academy of Light.

"It feels great to be here," said Seelt. "Sunderland is a big club and this is a big opportunity for me, so I can’t wait to get started.

"I’m the type of defender who likes to play with the ball at my feet, but I also enjoy an aerial duel and making tackles.

"I’m ready for the challenge and I’m looking forward to playing at the Stadium of Light in front of the supporters."

Seelt leaves his Dutch homeland after a six-year spell in Eindhoven that saw him make 63 appearances and scored seven goals for Jong PSV in the Eerste Divisie, which is the Dutch second tier.


Seelt made his first-team debut for the 24-time Eredivisie champions in May 2022 against PEC Zwolle and was named in the senior matchday squad on nine occasions last season.

"Jenson is a player that we have been tracking for some time," said Sunderland sporting director Kristjan Speakman. "He’s gained invaluable experience at senior level over the past two seasons, regularly playing in the Dutch second tier and being part of PSV’s senior match-day squad.

"Naturally comfortable in possession, he also possesses some great defensive attributes that will help him adapt to our playing identity and Championship football. He is excited to get started and we are delighted to welcome him to SAFC."