Senegalese defender Kader Mangane will leave the Saudi club, Al-Hilal, after securing a season-long loan with Sunderland English Premier League, a website reported Monday.
Mangane has completed his loan move to Sunderland until the end of the season with an option for a permanent switch in the summer, Sky Sports website reported.
“Kader is a player who will add to the overall strength of our squad and give us options,” Manager Martin O’Neill told the club’s website.
“He will improve competition for places and we are delighted to welcome him to the club.”
The 29-year-old has become the club’s second January signing following the arrival of French midfielder Alfred N'Diaye from Turkish side Bursaspor last week.
The midfielder played for Rail in Senegal, later for Neuchâtel Xamax and BSC Young Boys in Switzerland and Lens and Rennes in France. In 2011, he became a naturalized French citizen.