Alfred can’t wait to get started

by Kate Smith

New signing ready to go.

French under-21 international Alfred N’Diaye has arrived at the Stadium of Light and is relishing the opportunity to play Premier League football.

The midfielder has joined Sunderland from Bursaspor on a three and a half year deal and couldn’t his excitement.

N’Diaye told SAFC TV: “I am very happy to sign for Sunderland and get the chance to play in the Premier League; it was my dream when I was young and I’m so happy to be here.

“I watch the Barclays Premier League all of the time. I looked at Sunderland many times - it’s the best league in the world.

After a walk around the Academy of Light, the 22 year-old was bowled over by facilities on offer.

“It’s very good, very beautiful, and everybody has been very nice to me,” he continued, “everything is fantastic.

“Everybody tells me Sunderland fans are crazy, fanatical fans, and with Saturday’s game at home, I hope it is possible to play and experience that passion! “