Lewis Grabban officially signed for the club on Friday, with the BBC reporting that we paid £6m for the 30-year-old, although officially it is an undisclosed fee.
It was great to see the former Bournemouth and Norwich striker sitting alongside the chairman in the customary photo, which has become so familiar over this summer.
I did have a slight concern that the fee paid for Lewis was a bit much considering his age, so I decided to poll fans over whether we were paying over the odds for a striker with no sell-on value. The majority feel the player is worth every penny:
I must say that, although I do have my worries about the size of the fee, if he does hit the ground running, and hits close to the 20 goals he scored for both Sunderland and Aston Villa last season, then the outlay will be well worth it.
The fact that he has signed a four-year deal means the club feel the player still has the best years yet ahead of him, and hopefully, that proves to be the case.