Sunderland AFC news: £9m Khazri lifts lid on move, Allardyce press conference, striker hopes to earn new deal

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Sunderland's new £9million playmaker Wahbi Khazri has revealed why he wanted to sign for the Black Cats.

The former Bordeaux attacking midfielder joined at the end of the January transfer window and made his debut as a half-time sub in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City.

Wahbi Khazri

Wahbi Khazri

And in an interview with the Echo, Khazri has lifted the lid on a whirlwind few weeks.

He said: "I only had two days of training before Tuesday night and it’s all been a bit crazy, but I’m very happy to be at the club.

"I've seen how well the team can play and how great the supporters are, so hopefully it will continue like that.

"It was 10 days ago that I first heard about the interest from Sunderland and everything moved very fast after that.

Sunderland striker Dame N'Doye

Sunderland striker Dame N'Doye

"This is the league that I’ve been wanting to play in, with the biggest teams and players."

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Meanwhile, Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is meeting the press today ahead of the Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.

Big Sam will be speaking from 2pm at the Academy of Light and you can follow Chris Young's updates via our live blog.

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And finally, new Sunderland striker Dame N'Doye has revealed he is looking to make the most of his second crack at the Premier League and earn a long-term deal.

The striker, who scored five goals in 15 appearances for Hull City last season, is on loan from Trabzonspor until the end of the current campaign.

N'Doye said: "It is good to be back, it is always a pleasure to play in England.

"I am sure it will help that I was at Hull in the battle.

"We had some good players there but we also have them here, so we have to make it count this time.

"I didn't want to leave the Premier League. Sometimes it happens.

"I would like to stay here and establish myself here, and keep us in the Premier League."

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