French news outlet L’Equipe have today said that a deal worth €10m has been agreed between Sunderland and St Etienne for the sale of want-away playmaker Wahbi Khazri, and that the move should be completed very soon.
According to the article, the fee is an initial €7m with a further €3m in add-oms.
The report also states that Khazri’s contract has been sorted out, and he’ll earn €4m per year on a deal that runs until 2022 - making him one of the highest paid players in French football.
The former Bordeaux man was the star of a disappointing World Cup campaign for Tunisia, scoring twice and assisting with a further two goals, and has become hot property after seriously impressing last season in Ligue 1 whilst on loan with Rennes.
Rennes were thought to have been keen to bring back Khazri on a permanent basis but the offer from St Etienne has been most appealing, and Sunderland have done very well to secure a decent fee for a good player as we look to re-invest funds and strengthen for the League One season ahead.