Sunderland manager David Moyes has completed the signing of free agent and former Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar on a one-year deal.
Pienaar was released by the Goodison Park outfit at the end of last season and had been training with the Black Cats who bow have Moyes in cahrge following the exit of Sam Allardyce.
Sunderland in a statement on its official website confirmed Pienaar’s capturing at the stadium of Light on Friday.
“Sunderland AFC have completed the signing of midfielder Steven Pienaar on a short-term deal until the end of the season.”
Pienaar was signed by Moyes for Everton in 2007 and then, after a stint at Tottenham, re-signed by the Scot in 2012 for a second spell at the club.
After beginning his career with Ajax Cape Town in his homeland, Pienaar joined Ajax in Holland, where he won six domestic trophies, including two Eredivisie titles.
From there he went on to join Dortmund before moving to the Blues, whilst he has also had a spell at Tottenham Hotspur before returning to Goodison Park. The South African has made 199 Premier League appearances, scoring 20 goals.
Sunderland play Middlesbrough on Sunday and Kone is out with a back injury.