Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Double Signing for Cats

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Double Signing for Cats

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Byline: By Lee Ryder

Sunderland completed the signing of West Ham defender Clive Clarke today with the player successfully completing a medical at the Academy of Light, (writes Lee Ryder).

Clarke joins the Wearsiders from the East London side with George McCartney heading south, plus pounds 600,000 going into Black Cats' coffers.

Clarke will make his debut against Birmingham City tomorrow night.

Also coming through the entrance doors at the Stadium of Light will be Spanish midfielder Arnau Riera, who arrives from Spanish giants Barcelona, having captained their B side last term.

Riera is expected to sign a three-year deal and will have a medical later this week.

Quinn said today: "Clarke lost his place to Paul Konchesky at West Ham and we are happy to have him here.

"There was no pressure on George to move, but the deal suits everyone.

"Clive walked in with a smile on his face and his chest stuck out ( he really wants to be here and that's the type of player I want here. …

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