Sunderland confirm signing of Bursaspor midfielder Alfred N’Diaye

The 22-year-old French midfielder has signed for the Black Cats for an undisclosed fee on a three-and-a-half-year contract that will keep him at the Stadium of Light until 2016
Sunderland have completed the signing of Bursaspor’s French midfielder Alfred N’Diaye for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old signed a three-and-a-half-year contract on Wednesday afternoon which will keep him at the Stadium of Light until 2016.

The Wearside club have paid a fee believed to be in the region of £3.8 million for the Frenchman, who moved to Turkish side Bursaspor from Nancy for £2.4m in 2011.
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N’Diaye, who is capable of playing at centre-back as well as in midfield, scored eight goals in 66 appearances for the Green Crocodiles.

Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill is delighted to have added the tough-tackling, hard-working, physical midfielder to his struggling squad.

“Alfred is a strong, powerful young player and as such can offer us more strength in depth,” the Black Cats boss told the club’s official website.

“He will give us options and I’m delighted that we have been able to bring him to the club.”

N’Diaye will wear the number four shirt for Sunderland, and could be involved in Saturday’s Premier League match against West Ham.