He said: “It’s easy for me to decide to come to Sunderland. I’m very happy to be here to come back to England in the Premier League.
“I’m very happy because I start to work with an Italian head coach and I know his kind of football, his kind of work; he worked hard and tried to do his best on the pitch and it’s the same from my career.
“The Premier League is the (most) beautiful league in the world; I left the Premier League in 2010 and now I come back because I think that I can do my best for Sunderland.
“I want to go out on the pitch in one hour. I hope that I will feature in the Arsenal game.”
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