Monday July 1 2013
Diakite joins Sunderland

Sunderland have completed the signing of Lazio defender Modibo Diakite on a free transfer.

The 26-year-old’s deal at Stadio Olimpico expired on Sunday, and this morning the Premier League club’s official Twitter account has confirmed that the central defender has signed for Paolo Di Canio’s men.

Diakite failed to make a League appearance for Vladimir Petkovic’s side last term following injury and disciplinary issues.

The former Pescara youth product had been linked with a move to Napoli, but has put pen-to-paper with the North East club instead.

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