Sunderland midfielder Jordi Gomez has joined Blackburn Rovers on loan until the end of the season.
Not long after the news of Jordan Rhodes’ departure to Championship rivals Middlesbrough was confirmed, Rovers announced former Wigan player Gomez as their own deadline-day recruit.
The 30-year-old Spaniard is returning to the north west after making only six Premier League appearances for Sunderland this term.
Gomez joined the Black Cats in 2014 from Wigan, with whom he spent five years and won the FA Cup. Prior to that, he spent a season on loan at Swansea from Espanyol.
Blackburn also announced the departure of midfielder Sacha Petshi to Ligue 2 outfit Creteil on a permanent deal.
The 23-year-old Frenchman joined Rovers on a free transfer from Bastia in the summer, but failed to make a first-team appearance.