John Mensah is delighted with the arrival at Sunderland of Ghana teammate Asamoah Gyan.
Mensah admits that he played a part in selling Sunderland to Gyan, who had other options this summer.
"He is a great player and a good person too," Mensah told The Journal.
"Sunderland is a big club, I told him this, and I am delighted with him signing for us.
"I think he understands exactly what we are trying to do - we are a team, we are not about one individual superstar and that is how we will win games."