Sunderland completes deal on PSV Jenson Seelt
The Summer transfers is online, as Sunderland completes deal on Jenson Seelt on an undisclosed fee. The 20 year old who has signed in a five year contract, has made one Eredivisie appearance, against PEC Zwolle in May 2022, and featured in matchday squad last season.
Jenson Seelt has played for reserve side Jong PSV in the second tier on 63 occasions, 33 of which came last term. He came through the Eindhoven club’s academy, which he joined in 2017.
Seelt almost moved to Burnley during the January transfer window and although he was initially disappointed, he believes his patience was rewarded with his move to Sunderland. On the other hand, Toni Kroos had extended his contract with Real Madrid for another Year.
Although the club narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs, Seelt says the aim of the club is to get there within the next two to three seasons. On the Summer transfers, Ilkay Gundagon had moved to Barcelona on Free transfer.
Seelt is set to arrive on Wearside this week to undergo his medical ahead of a move to Sunderland. He looks set to become Sunderland’s fourth signing of the summer so far, with Nectarios Triantis, Jobe Bellingham, and Luis Semedo having all joined the club on permanent deals. Jude Bellingham, 19 year old player had moved from Borussia to Real Madrid on four years contract.
Jenson Seelt profilic’s career
Seelt is a product of the PSV youth academy. He’s been playing for Jong PSV for the past three years but was unable to make it into the PSV first-team. He’s racked up 63 appearances for Jong PSV, scoring seven goals from centre-back.
Seelt is a towering centre-back standing at 6ft 4ins. And watching a short highlight video of the player on YouTube, he’s a very unique type of centre-back. He seems to have the necessary attributes to play all over the pitch – he’s obviously tall and strong but he’s also pacey, and very technical too.
Jenson Seelt can drive forward with the ball and pick out a pass, and he also loves to get forward himself and, in fairness, he looks like he has a very good eye for goal too.
The obvious reason is probably the fact that Seelt adds height to the Sunderland ranks. Adding height and physicality was necessary after last season, with the Black Cats’ lack of perhaps exposed on too many occasions last season.
But Seelt is also a player with huge potential and so he fits in with the club’s transfer policy. This seems like another very exciting signing for the Black Cats and given his attributes, the club could yet look to utilise him as a more defensive midfielder than a centre-back, which would be very interesting to see pan out.
Jenson Seelt about the deal
I am really incredibly happy with this contract. Three, four weeks ago, I heard from my agent that Sunderland would like to have talks with me. I then spoke to the coach in a video call and felt they really wanted me. After that, negotiations with me and PSV started, after which it was actually pretty quick.
I have been medically examined and signed. Together with my parents, I got an excellent impression of the city and the stadium, which seats 40,000 people every match. On Instagram and Twitter, I have already noticed how big this club is.
“Jenson is a player that we have been tracking for some time and 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 matchday squad,” Sunderland sporting director Kristjaan Speakman told on the website.
“Naturally comfortable in possession, he also possesses some great defensive attributes that will help him adapt to our playing identity and Championship football.”