Egyptian joins Black Cats

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has confirmed the signing of Egypt international Ahmed Al-Muhammadi on a season-long loan.

The north east-based outfit agreed the deal with ENPPI for the player, who has won 42 caps for his country.

He follows fellow summer newcomers Cristian Riveros and Simon Mignolet to the Stadium of Light and Bruce has spoke of his delight at landing the 22-year-old highly-rated star.

Speaking to reporters, he said:"We're delighted to get the deal done. Ahmed is a player we've been aware of for a long time and we know exactly what he will bring to the squad.

"His pace and direct style will be an asset to us and give the team an extra dimension on the right-hand side.

"At only 22 he is already an experienced international, which will serve him well as he adjusts to life in the Premier League.

"I expect it will take him time to settle, but Ahmed is a player who can have a big impact in this division and we welcome him to the club."

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