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Sunderland have confirmed the signing of central defender Younes Kaboul for an undisclosed fee from Tottenham Hotspur.
The Frenchman has put pen to paper on a four year deal at the Stadium of Light, after earlier passing a medical.
Kaboul will become the Black Cats‘ fourth summer recruit, after forward Jeremain Lens signed yesterday, along with defenders Adam Matthews and Sebastian Coates earlier in the window.
Speaking to Sunderland’s official website about the move the player said:
“I’m delighted to be a Sunderland player and it’s an honour to join this club.
“I would like to thank Lee Congerton and the head coach for making this move possible and I can’t wait to start playing for the Sunderland supporters.”
Head coach Dick Advocaat also gave his reaction to the transfer:
“He is a very experienced player, which is what we need. He has shown that in his time at Spurs and he will be a very good addition to our squad.”
The 29 year old has been out of favour at Spurs since the arrival of manager Mauricio Pochettino last summer.
His last Premier League appearance for Tottenham was back in November of last year, and he made just three more appearances in the cup for the rest of last season.
Kaboul had fallen further down the pecking order this summer, after the arrival of Toby Alderweireld, but has now departed the club for regular first team football.
He originally joined Spurs in 2007 from Ligue 1 club Auxerre, but was then sold to Harry Redknapp‘s Portsmouth after just one season.
After Redknapp took over at White Hart Lane in 2010, Kaboul re-signed for Tottenham, and has remained there ever since, making 111 first team appearances in that time.