Transfer Deadline Day roundup: Sunderland sign two deal as Middlesbrough confirm Rogers departure

Romaine Mundle has joined Sunderland while Morgan Rogers has left Middlesbrough for Aston Villa. Credit: @SunderlandAFC on X/PA

North East football clubs enjoyed a varied transfer deadline day as they sought to alter their squads before the end of the window.

Sunderland fans will feel the most upbeat after the Black Cats completed deals for Romaine Mundle and Callum Styles but there will be some unhappy faces on Teesside after Middlesbrough confirmed Morgan Rogers' departure.

Here on ITV Tyne Tees, we have rounded up the completed deals.


The Black Cats were the North East's busiest team as Michael Beale moved to put his own stamp on the squad.

The club announced the signing of former Tottenham winger Romaine Mundle who arrived from Standard de Liège for a fee believed to be around £2million.

In the final hour of the window, the Wearsiders completed a deal for Hungary international Callum Styles. The 23-year-old initially joins on loan until the season from League One Barnsley but the club do have the option to sign him permanently in the summer.

Sunderland also confirmed some departures with Alex Pritchard leaving to reunite with former boss Tony Mowbray at Birmingham City. Youngster Josh Robertson also left permanently, joining Brighton.

There were several loan deals as Nectarios Triantis and Eliezer Mayenda both joined Scottish Premiership side Hibernian while Jay Matete moved to Oxford United.


The picture on Teesside was less positive with the club only announcing departures.

The headline deal was top scorer Morgan Rogers' move to Aston Villa. The move was confirmed on Thursday morning with the Englishman leaving for a fee that reportedly could reach the £15m mark.

Meanwhile, youth player Calum Kavanagh joined Bradford City in a permanent deal while Bryant Bilongo was loaned to Ebbsfleet United.

Newcastle United

It was a quiet day at St James' Park with little movement across the window as a whole.

The club did announce that Manchester City youngster Alfie Harrison had joined the Newcastle Academy while Isaac Hayden completed a loan move to QPR.

In contrast, the women's team have been much busier. Paige Bailey-Gayle and Lia Cataldo both arrived from Crystal Palace before the women's transfer deadline on Wednesday night, becoming the club's fourth and fifth January signings.

Durham Women

There was also significant movement at Maiden Castle with highly-rated young striker Poppy Pritchard joining Women's Super League giants Manchester City on Wednesday night.

The Northumberland-born striker has signed her first professional contract and will now feature alongside Lionesses like Chloe Kelly, Lauren Hemp and Alex Greenwood.

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