Black Cats snap up Mignolet

Sunderland have completed the signing of goalkeeper Simon Mignolet from Belgian club Sint-Truidense.

The 22-year-old moves to Wearside for an undisclosed fee, having signed a five-year contract with the Black Cats.

Boss Steve Bruce told the club’s official website:“Simon is an excellent young goalkeeper and he has a lot more to offer. I’m sure he will push our current goalkeepers all the way next season.

“He is a player that we have watched on a number of occasions, as have a lot of clubs in Europe over the last couple of seasons. We’re delighted to bring him to Sunderland.

“He’ll come back ready for the start of pre-season training and will be looking to push for a place in the team.”

Mignolet himself added:“Competition is normal when you come to the Premier League. It is something you have to have in professional football.

“Of course I have to compete with other players and by doing that I will only get better.

“I am aware I’m only 22 and have a lot to learn. I think I can learn and progress in the time I am here.”

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