Sunderland have snared defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos on loan from Wolfsburg for the remainder of the season.

The 32-year old Greek centre-half, who made around 30 Premier League appearances for Liverpool before moving to Germany, is now back in England after passing a medical for the Black Cats.

Martin O'Neill moved quickly for Kyrgiakos when he became available and swiftly added him to the loan signing of left-back Wayne Bridge from Manchester City.

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