Announcement made as Liverpool deal Officially confirmed!

Sunderland have completed the permanent signing of Sebastian Coates from Liverpool, according to the Sky Sports website.

The 24-year-old centre-back becomes the Black Cats’ first acquisition this summer after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee and has signed a four-year deal with the club.

Coates spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light and was a key player during the club’s late-season run which saw them avoid the drop, playing every minute of their five-game unbeaten run. © 2017 Frontier Theme