BREAKING! Sunderland to sign Netherlands international in £12million deal

first_img1 Sunderland are closing in on Dynamo Kiev attacker Jeremain Lens.The Black Cats have tracked the pacy winger all summer and they now look to have beaten Turkish giants Besiktas to his signature.The Netherlands international confirmed he is keen on a switch to the Black Cats on Monday and is now set to undergo a medical and to complete the formalities on a £12million deal.“I have never made a secret of the fact that I like the Premier League. Despite Dynamo playing in the Champions League, now it seems like a great opportunity to make the switch,” he said.The move will reunite Lens with Dick Advocaat, the 27-year-old having previously worked under his compatriot during spells at AZ Alkmaar and PSV.He added: “We have previously worked well together at AZ and PSV. We know each other – that’s ideal. It’s not all there yet, but it should be clear that I am really keen on a transfer.”Subject to a successful medical, Lens will become Sunderland’s third signing of the summer as Advocaat continues to reshape a squad that finished just three points above the relegation zone last season.He will join Sebastien Coates and Adam Matthews in moving to the Stadium of Light in the close season. Jeremain Lens last_img read more