Alvarez completes move

by Sunderland AFC

Attacking midfielder seals SoL switch.

Argentinian international Ricardo Alvarez has completed a season-long loan move to the Stadium of Light.

The 26-year-old has joined the club from Italian giants Inter Milan, for whom he has made 90 appearances, scoring 14 goals.

Alvarez is Sunderland’s ninth summer signing, joining Sebastian Coates, Jack Rodwell, Jordi Gomez, Billy Jones, Costel Pantilimon, Santiago Vergini, Patrick van Aanholt and Will Buckley.

After putting pen to paper, the attack-minded midfielder said: “I’m very happy to be here. It’s a great opportunity, a great club and I’m looking forward to playing in England and playing my part for Sunderland.”

Alvarez began his career in his homeland with Velez Sarsfield before moving to Europe to join Serie A side Inter in 2011.

He has been capped seven times by Argentina, scoring once, and was part of the national squad which reached the final of this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, appearing during the group stages.