West Ham sign George McCartney on loan from Sunderland

George McCartney
McCartney made 32 appearances on loan for Leeds last season

West Ham have signed defender George McCartney on a season-long loan from Premier League side Sunderland.

The 30-year-old began his career as a trainee at Sunderland, before moving to the Hammers in 2006.

After two years at Upton Park, the Northern Ireland international returned back to Sunderland for £4.5m in September 2008.

"The West Ham fans are fantastic and it's brilliant to be coming back," McCartney told the club website.

"It will be great to be playing for a club like West Ham. It's a big opportunity for me and I can't wait to get started."

McCartney, who spent most of last season on loan at Leeds United, has made 61 league appearances in his two previous seasons with the Hammers.

Top Stories