Premier League - Sunderland make double signing

Sat, 29 Jan 20:05:00 2011

Sunderland have confirmed the signing of striker Stephane Sessegnon on a three-and-a-half-year deal from Paris St Germain, and taken Sulley Muntari on loan from Internazionale.

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The 26-year-old Benin international Sessegnon moves to the Premier League club for a fee of around £6 million.

Sessegnon told the club`s official website: "I am very happy and glad to be here. The transfer has been long and the execution has been tough but I am very happy.

"I can't wait to start in the Premier League. It has been my dream for years. The Premier League is the best league to play in. I have always wanted to play here.

"It is a great pleasure to be here and my wish is to give the maximum to Sunderland."

Muntari, the 26-year-old Ghana international, who left Portsmouth for Inter in a 16 million euro move in July 2008, will join compatriots John Mensah and Asamoah Gyan at the Stadium of Light.

Bruce said: "Sulley is a fabulous acquisition for the club. When the opportunity arises to bring in a player of his ability - even in the short term you have to take it, and I'm delighted that we have been able to.

"His adaptability is a great asset. He did extremely well at Portsmouth so he knows the Barclays Premier League well and you have to be some player to move to Inter Milan for the fee that he did. He's a great addition."

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