Sunderland sign Didier Ndong for club-record fee
Sunderland have made their first signing of what is expected to be a busy Transfer Deadline Day at the Stadium of Light.
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Gabon international midfielder Didier Ndong has signed for a club-record fee of $17.8 million and has a five-year contract at Sunderland.
The 22-year-old defensive midfielder joins the Black Cats from Ligue 1 side Lorient and David Moyes could add as many as five new players on Deadline Day.
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Speaking to Sunderland’s website Ndong revealed his delighted at moving to the Premier League.
Ndong will add to an injury-hit Sunderland midfield and it could free up U.S. U-20 international Lynden Gooch to play in a more attacking central role.
Moyes will be hoping he can add some more defenders between now and the summer transfer window shutting at 6 p.m. ET today, with rumors persisting that Lamine Kone could be on his way out.