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Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe hails "great" Younes Kaboul signing

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe believes that Younes Kaboul is a "great signing" for the club.

Jermain Defoe has claimed that Younes Kaboul will prove to be a "great signing" for Sunderland.

The French defender moved to the Stadium of Light from Tottenham Hotspur yesterday on a four-year contract.

Defoe, who previously played with Kaboul at Spurs and Portsmouth, believes that the 29-year-old will bring a winning attitude to his new club.

"Younes is a winner and a natural leader on the pitch and he'll come to the club and bring that attitude – he's a great signing for us," the striker told Sunderland's official website.

"Even in training he was always going for it - running, tackling, heading, attacking. Fans will love what he'll bring to the team.

"Dick Advocaat asked me what I thought of him and I told him if you can get him he'll be a top signing. He's a great guy. Obviously I played with him at Tottenham for a few years and then again at Portsmouth. He's a top player and a top professional."

Sunderland continue their pre-season tour of North America on Saturday against Mexican side Pachuca in Sacramento.

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Vlad Chiriches of Spurs (6) celebrates with team mate Younes Kaboul as he scores their third goal during the FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at White Hart Lane on January 14, 2015
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