Sunderland have completed the signing of midfielder Will Buckley from Brighton and Hove Albion FC, for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year winger arrives on Wearside after agreeing a three-year deal at the Stadium of Light.

Buckley, who is believed to have cost £2.5m, spent three years on the south coast, making over 70 appearances under Gus Poyet at Brighton, scoring 16 goals.

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He becomes Sunderland’s seventh summer signing, following the arrivals of Jack Rodwell, Costel Pantilimon, Jordi Gomez, Billy Jones, Patrick van Aanholt and Santiago Vergini.