Sunderland close in on Argentine defender

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Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio is continuing to shape his Black Cats side and hopes to sign Velez Sarsfield full back Gino Peruzzi this weekend, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Argentinean was in the North East yesterday ahead of the £5million switch that will make him Di Canio’s tenth summer signing and the 21 one year old is set to undergo a medical today.

Di Canio saved the Black Cats from relegation at the end of last season which included a thumping away win against bitter rivals Newcastle United, who coincidentally are yet to make a first team signing this summer.

Peruzzi’s arrival will see the end of Sunderland’s buying and begin the selling with Phil Bardsley the first man to be shown the exit door after a bust up with the manager before the summer.

More than £25million has been spent at the Stadium of Light this summer and so Di Canio now has to try and get some of that money back from unwanted players.

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