Sunderland sign PSG star Sessegnon for £6m

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THE protracted transfer of Benin international Stephane Sessegnon has finally been completed.

The 26-year-old playmaker joined Sunderland from PSG for a fee of 7million euros (about £6m) in a three-and-a-half year deal.

Sessegnon is Steve Bruce’s second signing of the day, with Sulley Muntari joining the Cats on loan from Inter Milan only two hours earlier.

Sessegnon can be played on the right wing, in an attacking midfield role or as a second striker. He has been capped for Benin 36 times.

He began his career in his home nation before moving to France, where he joined Creteil before moving to Le Mans and then PSG in the summer of 2008.

He was named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year at the end of the 2008-09 season, having helped PSG to the quarter final of the Eufa Cup.

Sessegnon could make his debut against Chelsea at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday.

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