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Black Cats waiting on midfielder's international clearance

Alfred N'Diaye completed his move from Turkish club Bursaspor on Wednesday Credit: Sunderland AFC

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill believes new signing Alfred N'Diaye will help "freshen things up" at the Stadium of Light.

The midfielder joined the Black Cats on a three-and-a-half year deal on Wednesday, and is now waiting for international clearance before he can make his debut on Wearside.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's clash with West Ham, O'Neill said:

"There's a couple of things still to be signed. I think it's international clearance.

"He's very athletic, and he's very young so I think there's a lot of [room] for improvement in his game.

"I think he'll help freshen things up, and over the course of time I do genuinely think that he will improve us in many aspects as well as improving his own game."

– Martin O'Neill, Sunderland AFC Manager

The 22-year-old could be included in the squad to face the Hammers if the Premier League receive the necessary international clearance from the Turkish FA before Friday's noon deadline.

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