Fiorentina full-back Marcos Alonso will join Sunderland on loan until the end of the season when the transfer window opens later this week. "I can confirm Marcos is going to be with us for the rest of the season," said Black Cats boss Gus Poyet.

"I was looking for a player in that position on the left side and I hope he will help us and everybody will like him.

"I am delighted that everything is agreed."

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