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Reports: Kaboul Arrives On Wearside For Medical

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Experienced French centre half Younes Kaboul has arrived on Wearside to complete his move to Sunderland from Tottenham Hotspur, according to Skysports.

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Kaboul, who turned 29 in January, is expected to pass his medical and put pen to paper on a deal for a rumoured fee of £3m today.

It's a move which has come out of nowhere but, in the wake of the collapsed Nicolas Loembarts deal, Lee Congerton has acted quickly to ensure Dick Advocaat's squad is strengthened with a move for the pacey defender.

Currently in his second spell as a Tottenham Hotspur player, Kaboul has been at White Hart Lane since 2010, where he was signed from Portsmouth by then manager Harry Redknapp.

Kaboul has been known for his issues with injuries and, provided he passes his medical, he's expected to join Dick Advocaat and the first team squad stateside on their tour of North America.

For £3m, it seems like good business to me. Kaboul has played international and Champions League football and has spent the majority of his career playing in the Premier League. He has pace, a quality currently lacking in our other defensive options, and has been known to slot into other positions too where needed. Fingers crossed this all works out well and we have ourselves another quality addition to the squad.