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Sunderland sign Manquillo

Sunderland AFC have completed a deal to sign Atletico Madrid full-back Javier Manquillo.

The 22-year-old Spaniard becomes David Moyes’ fifth signing of the summer after joining from the Spanish giants.

The agreement is a season-long loan initially, which includes an option for Sunderland to make the move a permanent four-year deal after the completion of the loan.

Javier Manquillo.

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Bid for Kaboul accepted as he asks to leave Sunderland for 'personal reasons'

Younes Kaboul is to leave Sunderland Credit: PA

Younes Kaboul looks set to to leave Sunderland after the club confirmed they have accepted a bid for him from Watford.

He's said to want to leave the club for 'personal reasons'.

Sunderland AFC can confirm that it has accepted a bid from Watford for Younes Kaboul.

Younes had spoken with David Moyes in recent days, expressing his desire to leave the club for personal reasons.

The club therefore agreed to a request from the player’s representative to be allowed to speak to Watford regarding a move.

An agreement has been reached between the two clubs and the player has been given permission to talk to Watford regarding personal terms.

Speaking about the situation, Younes Kaboul said: “This is not an easy situation for me, but the club and the manager have shown an understanding of my personal circumstances and I am grateful for that.

“The Sunderland fans have supported me fantastically well since I came to the club, they gave me my passion back and I sincerely thank them for that. I hope they understand that I have made this incredibly difficult decision for me."

– Sunderland AFC

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