France midfielder Yann M'Vila has joined Sunderland on a season-long loan from Russian club Rubin Kazan.
The 25-year-old, who has 22 caps, is the Black Cats' fifth summer signing.
"I've wanted to play in the Premier League for a long time so I'm very happy to be here," he told Sunderland's website.
Sunderland, who open their Premier League season at Leicester on Saturday, have the option of making the transfer permanent next summer.
M'Vila spent last season on loan at Italian side Inter Milan.
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He added: "I'm very happy to be a Sunderland player. I had a very good feeling training with the team; every player welcomed me and the feeling was very good with them so I'm excited for the start of the season."
Sunderland's sporting director Lee Congerton said: "Yann is a player who is highly regarded by a number of the elite clubs across Europe, playing for his national team of France from a young age."
Find all the latest football transfers on our dedicated page.
|Players in:||Players out:|
|Jeremain Lens(Dynamo Kiev) £8.5m; Younes Kaboul (Tottenham) £3m; Adam Matthews(Celtic) £2m; Sebastian Coates (Liverpool) Undisclosed; Yann M'Vila (Rubin Kazan) loan||El-Hadji Ba (Charlton) Undisclosed; Santiago Vergini (Getafe) Loan; Connor Wickham(Crystal Palace) £7m|