Loan deal: Sterling signs on loan

Sunderland AFC have completed the loan signing of Kazaiah Sterling.

The 20-year-old striker moves to the Stadium of Light until the end of the 2018-19 season from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

Sterling made his senior debut for Spurs in a UEFA Champions League group game in December 2017, replacing Dele Alli in a 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia at Wembley Stadium.

An England youth international, he regularly trains with Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team squad and was named on the bench in April 2018 for the Londoners’ Premier League clash with Manchester City.

He also featured for the club in their Emirates FA Cup tie at Crystal Palace last weekend, and has been nominated for the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award for January.

Sterling has been prolific throughout his journey through the Tottenham ranks, netting eight times in 20 games last season to become the club’s leading scorer in PL2.

Speaking about his arrival, SAFC manager Jack Ross said: “Kazaiah has risen to the various challenges he’s faced throughout his development in youth football, and he arrives at Sunderland ready to prove himself again.

“Tottenham have a world-class squad and despite his age, he has forced his way into it on more than one occasion, but now he has the opportunity to come here and test himself by playing senior football on a regular basis.

“He’s athletic, good on the ball and has an eye for goal, so he has all the attributes at his disposal to ensure he’s a success during his time at the Stadium of Light.”

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