Black Cats land Richardson
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sunderland have snapped up Kieran Richardson from Manchester United.Sunderland have snapped up Kieran Richardson from Manchester United.
A fee has not been disclosed for the versatile midfielder but it is believed to be in the region of £5.5million.
Manchester City were also linked with Richardson but Black Cats boss Roy Keane has won the race for his signature after striking a deal with his former club.
Richardson has signed a four-year deal and is relishing the prospect of playing at The Stadium of Light.
"It's an exciting move for me," the 22-year-old told Sunderland's official website.
"I know all about Roy Keane and I'm looking forward to playing for his team.
"Sunderland are a big club and it's a massive move for me."
Keane added: "I'm delighted that we've been able to bring Kieran to Sunderland.
"He's ready for a fresh challenge and hopefully Sunderland will provide that for him."
Richardson is Keane's fourth summer signing following Greg Halford, Russell Anderson and Michael Chopra.
He could make his debut in Wednesday's friendly against Darlington.