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Agent plays down failed Torino medical for Sunderland signing Dossena

The agent of Sunderland signing Andrea Dossena has explained his failed medical at Torino.

The former Napoli fullback only made his move to Sunderland after missing out on a deal with Toro.

Roberto La Florio explained: "In good faith during the medical he said that he felt pain and the club doctors looked deeper, finding a 1cm lesion in the quadricep. At that point they took a step back, because he wouldn't be ready for three to four weeks and Torino needed someone straight away.

"We found the Sunderland option, had a meeting and they said the lesion will take four to five weeks to recover from, so they decided to sign him anyway."

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