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Bruce hails 'fantastic' Cana

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Sunderland boss Steve Bruce believes he is getting a player of real character after completing the signing of Marseille captain Lorik Cana last night.

The Albania midfielder has moved to the Stadium of Light on a four-year contract in a deal worth more than £5million. Cana, who turns 26 on Monday, becomes Bruce's third signing of the summer following the arrivals of Paraguay skipper Paulo Da Silva and England Under-21 striker Fraizer Campbell.

Bruce told the club's official website: "I'm delighted to have brought Lorik to the club, especially given the number of clubs who had expressed an interest in signing him."

He added: "He brings with him a tremendous amount of experience both at club level and internationally and is a great addition to our squad.

"To captain a side of Marseille's stature says a lot about the player and his character, and I'm sure he'll go on to be a fantastic signing for Sunderland."

The Black Caps are currently in Holland taking part in the Amsterdam tournament, in which they went down 2-0 to Benfica on Friday night. They next take on Atletico Madrid on Sunday.

Cana has 31 caps for Albania and helped Marseille to a second-placed finish behind Bordeaux in Ligue 1 last season. He joined l'OM from Paris St Germain in 2005.

His signing followed the sale of midfielder Dean Whitehead to Barclays Premier League rivals Stoke for an initial fee of £3million, which could rise to £5million.

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