Sunderland have completed the signing of Liverpool target Yann M’Vila from Rubin Kazan, according to reports from the Daily Star.
The 25-year-old has now joined the Premier League outfits on a season-long loan and depending on his displays, could also be given a permanent deal to continue his stay at the Stadium of Lights.
He becomes the club’s fifth major summer signing following earlier arrivals of Adam Matthews from Celtic, Jeremain Lens from Dynamo Kiev, Younes Kaboul from Tottenham Hotspur, and Sebastian Coates from Liverpool.
The midfielder has also confirmed the deal by revealing his happiness over the move as he begins preparations for the upcoming campaign.
“I’m very happy to be a Sunderland player. I had a very good feeling training with the team,” he said.
“Every player welcomed me and the feeling was very good with them so I’m excited for the start of the season.
“I’ve also wanted to play in the Barclays Premier League for a long time so I’m very happy to be here.”
M’Vila spent the previous season on loan at Serie A side Inter Milan and was also targeted by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger ahead of the January window.
He failed to feature on a regular basis for the Italian giants last term, registering only 14 appearances in all competitions.