Allardyce explains what Khazri will offer Sunderland

Date published: Sunday 31st January 2016 9:13 - Mark Holmes

Wahbi Khazri: Has joined Sunderland from Bordeaux

Sam Allardyce says Wahbi Khazri will add speed, good deliveries and goals to the Sunderland side after joining from Bordeaux.

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder has put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half-year deal, joining for an undisclosed fee, and is Sunderland’s fifth signing during the current transfer window.

“Wahbi is a quick, dynamic attacking player,” Allardyce told the club’s official website.

“He has many attributes, not least his delivery from wide areas and set pieces and of course his ability to score goals.

“His versatility will certainly complement our existing forward options and I’m delighted to welcome him to the club.”

Khazri started out at Bastia and in 2014 moved on to French rivals Bordeaux, for whom he made over 50 appearances.

He has scored six goals in 13 appearances for Tunisia since making his debut in 2013 and has featured in both the African Nations Cup and World Cup qualifiers.

Khazri could make his debut in Tuesday night’s home league game against Manchester City and joins goalkeeper Steve Harper, defenders Lamine Kone and Jan Kirchhoff and striker Dame N’Doye as new Sunderland signings.

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