CONFIRMED: Sunderland Sign Nigerian Striker Victor Anichebe


English Premiership side, Sunderland have confirmed they have signed former Everton and West Brom striker Victor Anichebe.

The Nigerian forward signed for Sunderland on a loan deal that will last until the end of the season.

Sunderland confirmed Anichebe’s signing o their website as well as on their official Twitter handle.

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@SunderlandAFC tweeted:

“#SAFC have signed striker Victor Anichebe on a deal until the end of the season.

— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC)”

Meanwhile, an excited Anichebe also took to his Twitter page to announce his recent signing.

Victor Anichebe Completes Move To Sunderland FC

Anichebe posted on his verified twitter handle @VictorAnichebe saying:

“Delighted to have signed for @SunderlandAFC looking forward to working with the manager at this great club #SAFC”

The 28-year-old Nigerian international joins the Black Cats on a deal until the end of the season.

He becomes manager David Moyes’ ninth signing of the summer.

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The experienced forward is no stranger to the Premier League having made over 130 appearances in his time under Moyes at Everton and a further 55 appearances with West Bromwich Albion between 2013 and 2016.

Speaking about signing for Sunderland AFC, Anichebe said:

“I’m really happy to be here at a great club.

“I have a lot of good friends here and everyone knows that I know the manager really well.

“He brought me through as a young player and was a big factor in me coming here.

“I had a few options in England and Europe but the manager was a huge pull for me.

“He knows me inside out and I feel like he can get the best out of me.”

28-year-old Victor Chinedu Anichebe is a Nigerian professional footballer who last played for West Bromwich Albion.

He has been described as a fast and powerful player, in the mould of a “traditional” centre-forward.

Although he is equally adept at playing as a Right Winger where he has been deployed on many occasions throughout his career.