Simms Joins Sunderland On Loan

Everton striker Ellis Simms has completed a loan move to Sunderland and will spend 2022/23 on loan with the Championship club.

Simms made his one senior Everton appearance to date in a Premier League game at Chelsea in December 2021.

The 21-year-old, who signed a new Goodison Park contract back in November to keep him at the Club until the end of June 2024, spent the second half of last season on loan in Scotland with Heart of Midlothian.

He scored seven goals in 21 appearances, including one in a Scottish Cup semi-final victory over Edinburgh rivals Hibernian.

Simms, who joined Everton aged 16, was previously on loan with Blackpool, playing 24 matches and scoring 10 goals as the club gained promotion from League One in 2020/21.

Sunderland, managed by Alex Neil, were promoted through the play-offs last term and begin their first Championship campaign in five years at home to Coventry City on Sunday.