Sunderland make Stephane Sessegnon’s dream come true

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STEPHANE Sessegnon admits his move to Sunderland was fulfilling a dream.

He completed his £6million switch from PSG after upsetting the French club with his actions to force the move.

Sessegnon said: “I am very happy and glad to be here.

"The transfer has been long and the execution has been tough, but I am very happy.

"I can't wait to start in the Premier League. It has been my dream for years. The Premier League is the best league to play in - I have always wanted to play here.

"It is a great pleasure to be here and my wish is to give the maximum to Sunderland.”

He told safc.com: “I want to thank Niall Quinn, Steve Bruce and Eric Black for all the support they have shown to me.

"This transfer has been difficult, but they were always here helping me.

"Sunderland was the place I wanted to be even though there were other teams interested."

Bruce was delighted to grab the versatile Sessegnon.

The Sunderland boss, who earlier signed Sulley Muntari on loan for the rest of the season, said: "Stephane can play on the left, on the right, through the middle - he's lightning quick and he's a match-winner.

"I think he will be a big hit with the supporters. I predict he will turn into a crowd favourite.

"Stephane's a little powerhouse with a low centre of gravity, some great dribbling skills and a good shot.

"His ability to slot in across attacking positions makes him a great addition to what is a young and hungry squad."

Of Muntari he added: "If you had said to me six months ago that we would be looking at Sulley Muntari, who had just won the Champions League, I would have said, 'not a chance'.

"This is an ideal opportunity to bring in a top-class midfield player who moved to Inter for about 17million euros. To bring him in now can only give the club a lift."

Muntari said: "The English game makes me relaxed and happy so I can bring my skills out.

"I will just try to do my best to help Sunderland go further because they are doing well. I hope I can help the club go to Europe."