Sunderland Reach An Agreement With Paris Saint-Germain Over Stephane Sessegnon Switch

Posted by admin on Thursday, 27 January 2011

The deal to take Stephane Sessegnon to Sunderland from Paris Saint-Germain is all but completed.
Little over 24 hours after a deal to take Stephane Sessegnon from Paris Saint-Germain to Sunderland was declared to be dead in the French media, Le Parisien has reported that the transfer has virtually been concluded.

After reporting earlier that personal terms had been reached with the 26-year-old, the Paris daily has now stated that an accord over a transfer fee, thought to be around €6 million plus bonuses, has been reached with the French club. Now all that is required is the official stamp of approval.

Sessegnon made clear his desire to leave the French capital prior to the opening of the window, unhappy with the amount of time he had been forced to spend on the Parc des Princes bench. The Benin international, who is a flair-packed but rather erratic offensive midfielder, even went AWOL from PSG training earlier this month in an attempt to push through his transfer.

Les Parisiens, on the other hand, had made it clear that they saw the versatile attacker as a valuable player in their first team plans, even if he failed to break into the starting XI because of the excellent form of Nene and Ludovic Giuly.

“We’re in talks with Paris and we’re awaiting a response,” Sunderland assistant manager Eric Black is quoted by the paper has having said earlier.

It seems that the Black Cats have received the thumbs up to complete the deal from PSG, who may be forced to quickly dip into the transfer window themselves in the coming days.