Sunderland close to loan deal for Czech Celustka

Sunderland head coach Paolo Di Canio
Sunderland head coach Paolo Di Canio
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Sunderland are closing in on a season-long loan deal for Trabzonspor’s Czech defender Ondrej Celustka.

Sunderland head coach Paolo Di Canio is eager for a right-back after missing out on Argentinian Gino Peruzzi, when the Velez Sarsfield defender failed a medical.

Celustka has had two seasons in Turkey, having previously played for Slavia Prague and Italian club Palermo (loan).

The 24-year-old had also been linked with a loan to Crystal Palace, having turned down a switch to fellow Turkish outfit Antalyaspor.