Thursday January 9 2014
Sunderland want Andujar

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet confirms he is interested in controversial Catania goalkeeper Mariano Andujar.

The Argentina international shot-stopper has spent the last few rounds on the bench of the Serie A bottom club after a row with fans over his performances.

“I like the style of South American goalkeepers and Andujar is a player that I like and know,” Poyet told the Daily Mirror.

Andujar has a fiery personality and the 30-year-old has been at Catania since July 2009, albeit with loan spells at Huracan and Estudiantes.

He was frozen out at Catania in January 2011 after a blazing row with the club chiefs, then returned in June 2012.

There were further problems, as Andujar received a three-match ban for punching Edgar Barreto in the stomach during a Sicilian Derby against Palermo.

His contract runs until June 2015.

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