Sunderland have announced the signing of defender Younes Kaboul from Tottenham on a four-year deal.
The 29-year-old has joined the club for an undisclosed fee after travelling to Wearside for a medical on Thursday.
Kaboul is Dick Advocaat’s fourth summer signing to date, following in the footsteps of Sebastian Coates, Adam Matthews and Jeremain Lens, and the 67-year-old Dutchman was delighted to have signed him.
He said: “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.”
Kaboul said: “I’m delighted to be a Sunderland player and it’s an honour to join this club. I would like to thank [sporting director] Lee Congerton and the head coach [Dick Advocaat] for making this move possible, and I can’t wait to start playing for the Sunderland supporters.”