Etuhu agrees Black Cats move
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Skysports.com understands Dickson Etuhu has agreed his move to Sunderland.Skysports.com understands Dickson Etuhu has agreed his move to Sunderland from Norwich.
As revealed by skysports.com Sunderland made a move for the powerful midfielder by activating a buy-out clause in Etuhu's contract.
Sunderland have moved quickly to tie up a move for the former Preston man with Etuhu putting pen-to-paper on a four-year contract after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.
Black Cats boss Roy Keane is a big admirer of the all-action midfielder having been impressed by him during Sunderland's meetings with Norwich last season.
Norwich claim Etuhu turned down a new deal at Carrow Road to make the move to Sunderland
Norwich chief executive Neil Doncaster told the club's official website: "We received an offer from Sunderland for Dickson on Saturday evening which meets a £1.5million buy-out clause in his contract.
"We are very disappointed to lose Dickson obviously, but the simple facts are Dickson turned down the offer of a new, more lucrative contract from Norwich City which was already on the table, in favour of Sunderland's offer - and we are therefore forced to accept their offer under the terms of his contract."
Etuhu is set to become Sunderland's fifth signing of the summer as they prepare for life back in the Premier League.