Chopra ties up Black Cats move
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Michael Chopra has signed a four-year deal with Sunderland after passing a medical.Michael Chopra has signed a four-year contract with Sunderland after passing a medical.
The Premier League new boys have paid an undisclosed fee, believed to be £5million, to Cardiff City for the striker.
Sunderland's bid activated a clause in Chopra's contract and the deal represents a substantial profit for Cardiff, who paid Newcastle United £500,000 only 12 months ago.
Chopra scored 22 goals in the Championship last season and Dave Jones had been hoping to hang on to the forward.
But Jones was also aware that every player has his price and will now look to fill the void at Ninian Park.
Chopra's signing is Black Cats manager Roy Keane's third of the summer after deals were struck for defensive duo Greg Halford and Russell Anderson.
Keane had been determined to bring in a new striker and withdrew a bid for David Nugent, who subsequently joined Portsmouth.
With Chopra now on board, Keane will turn to other targets as the Irishman looks to consolidate Sunderland in the top flight.