The struggling Premier League outfit have secured the signature of Alfred N’Diaye on a three-and-a-half year deal that is set to expire in 2016. The player has been on the radar of the Black Cats for a while and the club have paid £3.8 million to secure the services of the Frenchman from Turkish outfit Bursaspor.
The player is only 22 and is versatile enough to play not only in centre midfield but also at centre half and in 68 appearances for Bursaspor managed to net 8 times. O’Neill gushed about the arrival of the player, claiming to the club’s official website: “Alfred is a strong, powerful young player and as such can offer us more strength in depth. He will give us options and I’m delighted that we have been able to bring him to the club.”
The midfielder who has a reputation for his physical approach to the game, not to mention his tough tackling could be involved as soon as the coming weekend, going straight into the squad for the Premier League game against West Ham United on Saturday. The Frenchman has been given the number four shirt up on Wearside.