Wahbi Khazri: Sunderland's Tunisia winger joins St Etienne for undisclosed fee

Tunisia winger Wahbi Khazri has left League One Sunderland to join French side Saint Etienne for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal.

Khazri made 42 appearances for the Black Cats following a January 2016 move from Bordeaux.

He captained his country at the recent World Cup in Russia, scoring twice in their three group games.

The 27-year-old spent last season's Championship relegation campaign on loan to Rennes.

He scored nine goals, helping the Ligue 1 club qualify for Europe.

"At 27, Wahbi has reached maturity," Saint Etienne sporting director Frederic Paquet said.external-link "He not only led his team to the finals of the World Cup but he also managed to show his great talent in a high-profile group where Tunisia faced two of the semi-finalists."

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