Friday, January 8, 2016
Jan Kirchhoff: Sunderland sign Bayern Munich defender
Sunderland have completed the signing of Bayern
Munich central defender Jan Kirchhoff.
The 25-year-old, who has Champions League
experience with Bayern, has signed an 18-month
contract and joins for an undisclosed fee.
"Jan has real versatility, being comfortable in both the
centre-back and midfield roles," said Blacks Cats
manager Sam Allardyce.
"He is desperately keen to experience the Premier
Kirchhoff started his career at Mainz before joining
Bayern on a free transfer in 2013.
The former Germany Under-21 international, who is
6ft 5in, has since had spells at Bayern's fellow
Bundesliga and Champions League outfit Schalke.
Sunderland are 19th in the Premier League, four
points from safety, and travel to Arsenal in the third
round of the FA Cup on Saturday.