Wycombe Wanderers have confirmed the signing of Sunderland goalkeeper Nathan Bishop on a season-long loan.

The 25-year-old arrives at Adams Park as the club’s fourth signing this summer, following the acquisitions of Alex Hartridge, Jack Matton and Jaiden Bartolo.

The arrival of Bishop comes two years after the South Bucks side had initially agreed to take the then 23-year-old from his previous club, Manchester United, with the keeper taking part in several training sessions.

He was also given the number one shirt and told the Free Press at the time that he was ‘looking forward’ to the season ahead.

However, the 13-time Premier League championships ultimately pulled the plug on the deal after several weeks of uncertainty.

This led to rookie keeper Tyla Dickinson starting the 2022/23 season in goal for Wycombe, before they signed Max Stryjek from Livingston in August of that year.

Bishop would stay at Old Trafford for that season as fourth choice.

Speaking on the move, manager Matt Bloomfield said: “Nathan is someone that Lee Harrison (Head of Goalkeeping) and I have admired for a long time, and we are delighted to bring him here for the 2024/25 season.

“Lee worked with him at Southend and has kept in touch with him over the years, which played a big part in helping us bring Nathan to the club.

“He’s already got close to 100 senior appearances under his belt and will have developed his game greatly alongside some top keepers at Manchester United and Sunderland over the last couple of years.

“There’s a fantastic opportunity for him here to compete for first-team football and we’re excited to welcome him into the squad.”

Bishop started his career at Southend United before he moved to Man United in January 2020.

He would then spend the 2021/22 season on loan at Mansfield Town, where he played in the club’s League Two play-off final defeat to Port Vale.

A move to Sunderland followed in 2023, but he has only appeared twice for the Black Cats.

The news of Bishop’s arrival was confirmed on the same day that Argentine keeper Franco Ravizzoli announced he would remain at the club for another season.

The 26-year-old, who joined last summer, started the previous campaign as back up to Stryjek, before ending the season as the club’s number one.