Sunderland have completed the signing of Tunisian international Wahbi Khazri from Bordeaux. The 24-year-old midfielder has joined the Black Cats for an undisclosed fee and has signed a four-and-a-half year deal at the club.
Khazri is the fifth new arrival at the Stadium of Light during the January transfer window, as the relegation-threatened club seek to secure their Premier League safety.
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce thinks their latest signing will bring creativity and versatility to his team. "Wahbi is a quick, dynamic attacking player," he explained to 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," the Sunderland boss explained. "His versatility will certainly complement our existing forward options and I am delighted to welcome him to the club."
Sunderland's latest signing played more than 50 times for Bordeaux, finding the net on 14 occasions. The player was also linked with moves to Everton and Aston Villa before he signed for Sunderland.
Allardyce's team currently languish in 19th position in the Premier League. However, the 61-year-old manager will hope his January transfer window signings will help them to avoid the dreaded drop.