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Report claims Sunderland are set to sign Georgian international midfielder Giorgi Aburjania

Are Sunderland set to announce the signing of Georgian international midfielder Giorgi Aburjania? Reports in Spain claim the 26-year-old is on his way to Wearside…

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Sunderland could be set to make their first signing of the summer, as Giorgi Aburjania is said to have accepted an offer from the club, according to reports.

The Georgian international was on the books of FC Cartagena in the second division of Spain, but Sport Cartagena quote @cazurreando_com as saying that the midfielder is on his way to Sunderland. With the switch said to be due to either a lot of money being offered from England or very little from Cartagena to remain in Spain.

Aburjania played in Georgia’s most recent internationals, starting against both Romania and the Netherlands and scored a good goal against Romania:

As well as Cartegena, the 26-year-old has also turned out for the likes of Sevilla, FC Twente and Anorthosis Famagusta, amongst others.

Sunderland have been in the market for more central midfielders since Max Power, Grant Leadbitter and Josh Scowen were released at the end of the season.


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