This week has been a busy one for Roy Keane at the Stadium of Light. Keane who was linked with a quartet of Tottenham players has now seemed to have accomplished this ambitious mass coup.
Earlier in the week it was confirmed that Pascal Chimbonda and Teemu Tainio had agreed to personal terms and taken medicals at Sunderland. Now, according to Skysports.com, Younes Kaboul has agreed personal terms with the Black Cats as well.
The Tottenham defender held talks with boss Roy Keane over the weekend and now appears to be on the brink of completing his transfer.
He is set to undergo a medical on Friday before putting pen-to-paper on a contract.
Meanwhile it is also reported that the last of the quartet, Steed Malbranque, has also met with Keane to discuss personal terms.
This raid of Spurs however, was only half of their weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s activity. According to Setantasports.com, Sunderland have also agreed to a deal with Cork City for young midfielder David Meyler and Skysports.com reports that they have also completed a surprise signing in Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Nick Colgan.
“David Meyler will be going to Sunderland,” Cork City manager Alan Matthews confirmed. A fee is yet to be revealed for the 19 year old.
Meanwhile, 34 year old Colgan has signed a one year deal at the Stadium of Light leaving old club Ipswich Town.
“It’s a huge challenge which I’m really looking forward to,” Colgan told the club’s official website.
“I got the call from the gaffer and he gave me 24 hours to think about it, but I think it took me about 24 seconds to decide!
“He told me he wants to carry a good squad of goalkeepers and it’s my job to bring my experience to the other keepers and to add some pressure on them and keep them on their toes, and I’m looking forward to getting started.”
But the story doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t end there. According to the Times, Roy Keane, stepped up his aggressive transfer plans this summer with a bid of up to Ã‚Â£7 million for Taye Ismaila TaÃƒÂ¯wo, the Marseille left back.
TaÃƒÂ¯wo, 23, was named African young player of the year two years ago, 12 months after he helped Nigeria to reach the World Youth Championship final.
If a deal is completed, TaÃƒÂ¯wo could join a new-look Sunderland defence that includes Younes Kaboul and Pascal Chimbonda.
[Source: Skysports.com/Setantasports.com/The Times]
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