Sunderland have completed the permanent signing of Sebastian Coates from Liverpool, according to Sky Sports.
The Uruguay international spent last season on loan with the Black Cats, racking up thirteen appearances for the North East club in all competitions.
Prior to his move to the Stadium of Light, the twenty-four year old played twenty-four times for Liverpool, scoring twice, while he was part of the squad that won the League Cup under Kenny Dalglish in 2012.
He has seventeen caps for his country, one of which came at last summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil, where he came on as a late substitute in the 2-1 win over England in the group stages of the competition.
Having secured their Premier League safety with just one game to spare last season, Dick Advocat’s side begin the forthcoming campaign with a trip to Leicester City, with the away win priced at 3/1.