As announced by an official statement from the EFL Championship side, Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Édouard Michut has signed for Sunderland AFC.
On arriving at the Stadium of Light, Michut said:
“I had a fantastic experience at Paris Saint-Germain, but now I’m ready for a new challenge and I’m very happy to be here. I travelled to the Stadium of Light on Saturday to watch the game against Norwich City and the atmosphere inside the stadium was unbelievable. This is an opportunity for me to level up as a player and I always wanted to play in England, but I also like the project and that is why I’m here. My preparation for the season has been good and I’m ready to help the team.”
The deal is initially in the form of a loan arrangement with an option to buy clause worth €5m. Paris also retain a sell-on percentage clause for the player, should he be sold on by the Championship side. Issues that saw the deal stall earlier this week have been resolved.
Michut’s signing is something of a coup for Sunderland given that the 19-year-old midfielder is highly regarded in France and has largely impressed during his fleeting first-team outings for PSG, most notably helping turn a game in PSG’s favour away at Lyon off the bench. Celtic have also been interested in the player this window.
Michut incurred the ire of new de-facto sporting director Luis Campos at the start of the window and was handed a warning having failed to show up for a meeting to discuss his future.