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Sunderland sign goalkeeper Michael Simões Domingues from Boavista

Sunderland AFC have completed the signing of Boavista goalkeeper Michael Simões Domingues (Mika).

Sunderland A.F.C signage at the Stadium of Light Credit: PA

The 25-year-old joins the Black Cats on a permanent deal, having signed a two-year contract at the Stadium of Light. He becomes the tenth new arrival under manager David Moyes.

The deal has been approved by FIFA, after Sunderland completed all of the necessary protocols in advance of the transfer window closing.

A technical issue meant that Boavista were unable to complete their requirements by the 11pm deadline on August 31st, however FIFA are satisfied that both teams fulfilled their commitments and the transfer has now been approved.

Domingues arrives on Wearside after spending the last two seasons with the Primeira Liga side, having previously played for Benfica and Atletico CP.

On the international stage, the 6’1” Portuguese stopper has represented his country at U20 and U21 level.



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Boro's Albert Adomah joins Aston Villa for undisclosed fee

Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah has joined Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee.

The 28-year-old Ghanaian international leaves Teesside after three years at Boro and 143 appearances for the club.

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Adomah made 43 appearances during Boro’s promotion winning season and has featured twice this term, his final appearance coming as a second half substitute during the 2-1 win at Sunderland 10 days ago.

Didier Ndong signs for Sunderland

Sunderland AFC have completed the signing of the Gabon international Didier Ndong from French side Lorient, for a fee of 16 million euros.

Ndong joins the Black Cats on a five-year deal.

“I am very proud and happy to sign for Sunderland. This is a new adventure for me and to play in the Premier League is a dream come true.

“Maybe the Sunderland fans don’t know me yet, but I promise that they will quickly discover that I will give everything for them and the club. It will be an honour to wear the Sunderland shirt and I will wear it with a true understanding of what it means.

“I am excited to meet everyone at the club, to see the stadium and of course the fans, who I have heard so many good things about. Today is the most beautiful day of my life.”

– Didier Ndong
  • 22-year-old arrives on Wearside having made 46 appearances for the Ligue 1 team since joining them in January 2015.
  • A right-footed central midfielder, he began his career at Tunisian outfit CS Sfaxien, where he made 40 appearances for the club before signing for Lorient.
  • He has also been a mainstay in the Gabon side in recent years, with 18 caps for his country after making his debut for the national team in 2012.
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