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Confirmed: Cats Capture Midfielder

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Sunderland are making inroads quickly in the transfer market this summer.

Shaun Botterill

Sunderland have secured their second signing of the summer by snapping up Wigan midfielder Jordi Gomez.

The 29-year-old Spaniard has signed a three-year deal and will officially join the club on a free transfer when his Latics contract expires on July 1st.

Gomez is not a glamour signing by any means but would appear to be a very good fit. Having started his career in the Barcelona academy, he is well-educated in the kind of passing possession-based football that Gus Poyet prefers his teams to play and has worked very well under a similar philosophy with Roberto Martinez in the Premier league before.

On first glance, it looks to be a very solid piece of business for a player who is very skilled when receiving the ball under pressure. It fits quite nicely.