Quinn expecting Riveros fireworks

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn believes the club have unearthed a hidden gem in new signing Cristian Riveros.

The Paraguay international winger will join the Black Cats from Mexican side Cruz Azul following the World Cup after manager Steve Bruce concluded his first piece off off-season business.

The 27-year-old will join team-mate Paulo Da Silva at the Stadium of Light and Quinn is delighted with the transfer coup.

"Without wanting to put too much pressure on him, Cristian is a very talented player with fantastic ability on the ball," he told the club's official website.

"He will have been to the World Cup by the time he pulls on our shirt and hopefully that will have gone well for him. He has his pal, Paulo, here as well and that should be a good help.

"Paulo came here cold it was really the adventure of all adventures for him to come here and uproot his family.

"Paulo really feels like the north east is his home now and he played a big part in persuading Cristian to come here.

"I can't wait to see Cristian have a go and I hope the Sunderland fans take him to their hearts. He is a very committed player with good skill and a bit of craft. I think he will be made to feel very welcome here."

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