Chimbonda joins Sunderland

French defender Pascal Chimbonda has left Spurs and joined Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.

Sunderland’s manager Roy Keane told his club’s official website: “Pascal is one of those rare players who can play anywhere across the back line and that will be invaluable to us, so naturally we’re very pleased to secure his services.

“He has a lot of Premier League experience which can only be a plus for us and he’ll give us more options at the back, creating more competition for places there, so all-in-all it’s a fantastic signing for us.”