Sunderland poised to seal deal for Bordeaux star Khazri

Date published: Friday 29th January 2016 12:00 - James Marshment

Wahbi Khazri: Set to sign for Sunderland

Sunderland are set to complete the signing of Bordeaux midfielder Wahbi Khazri after agreeing a deal with the French Ligue 1 club.

A statement on Bordeaux’s official website confirmed the departure of the player. Reports in France claim he has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Premier League side.

The player was the subject of our feature earlier this week suggesting five transfer gems who could seal moves to the Premier League this week – with Khazri’s link to Wearside amongst the transfer tips.

The statement read: “The club has reached an agreement with Sunderland AFC for the transfer of Wahbi Khazri.

“The playmaker has a great opportunity with the English club, and he was therefore allowed to go to England to negotiate with them.”

Black Cats boss Sam Allardyce turned his full attention to Khazri after admitting defeat in his battle to sign Andre Ayew from relegation rivals Swansea.

And he will consider the capture of Khazri a victory after reports this week that both Everton and Aston Villa were also tracking the player.

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