Sunderland have signed Paris St Germain midfielder Sessegnon for a fee reported to be in the region of £ 6 million. The Black Cats paid £6m for the 26-year-old international, who has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal.

“The transfer has been long and the execution tough but I am very happy,” Sessegnon told the club website.

“I want to thank chairman Niall Quinn, manager Steve Bruce and assistant boss Eric Black for all the support they’ve shown me.”

Sessegnon began his career playing club football in Benin before moving to French second division side Creteil.