Striker N'Doye signs

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by Stuart Vose

Second January acquisition arrives on Wearside.

Sunderland AFC have completed the loan signing of Senegal striker Dame N’Doye from Turkish side Trabzonspor.

The 30-year-old will remain with the Black Cats until the end of the 2015-16 season.

The 6'1” striker began his career in his native Senegal with Jeanne d’Arc before heading to Europe with Portuguese side Academica before moves to Greece with Panathinaikos and OFI Crete.

The imposing frontman enjoyed the most prolific spell of his career at FC Copenhagen where he picked up UEFA Champions League and Europa League experience while scoring 59 goals in 104 appearances.

A similarly prolific spell with Lokomotiv Moscow earned N’Doye a move to Hull City where he scored five goals in 15 appearances at the end of the 2014-15 Barclays Premier League season.

At international level, he has been a regular for the Lions of Teranga since making his debut in 2010, most recently at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Speaking about the signing, Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce said: “Dame will bring something different to our forward options.

"Having already played in the Premier League he should have no problems in hitting the ground running too, which is very important at this stage of the season”.

The striker will not be available for this weekend’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur as he completes the formalities pertaining to his work visa. 

N’Doye will wear the number 10 shirt for the Black Cats.

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