Charlie Wyke (right) in action for Bradford City last season.

With just two days until the start of the season Sunderland have finally secured the signing of Charlie Wyke from Bradford City, the centre forward they are hoping will contribute heavily in their promotion push.

There had been plenty of rumours around Sunderland’s interest in Wyke all summer and it will be a great relief for manager Jack Ross that he has got his man as Sunderland were looking light in the striker department.

Wyke began his career at Middlesbrough, having come through the academy, and despite a number of successful loans, including two spells with Hartlepool United, he never made a first team appearance at the Riverside.

Wyke joined League Two side Carlisle United in the summer of 2015 and scored 39 goals in 89 games in all competitions for The Blues, including 18 in 34 games during the first part of the 2016-17 season.

This impressive form captured the attention of many sides in League One and it was Bradford who secured the services of Wyke for an undisclosed fee on the last day of the January transfer window in 2017.

Wyke continued to impress in League One, scoring 7 times in 19 games in the remainder of the 2016-17 season before bagging 15 League One goals during the last campaign.

The 25-year-old becomes The Black Cats 11th signing of the summer and Ross will be hoping to possibly add a couple more new faces before the transfer window shuts on August 9.