Report: Sunderland set to bolster attacking options with Jeremain Lens deal nearing completion

Sunderland have agreed a fee for Dynamo Kiev's Jeremain Lens.

According to the the Chronicle, Sunderland are expected to tie up the deal for Jeremain Lens, with the forward due to complete a medical at the club’s training ground on Wearside today.

The Dynamo Kiev frontman is close to securing an £8million deal with the Black Cats after agreeing personal terms.

Seemingly at the airport, presumably on his way to England ahead of a deal, the striker posted the following update on his personal Twitter account:

Kiev chief executive Rezo Chehonolidze had previously suggested, as reported by the Chronicle, that the deal was “80 per cent” done after Sunderland had spent several weeks locked in talks with the Ukranian outfit trying to agree a transfer fee.

However, a breakthrough has now apparently been made, with the Netherlands international all set for a switch to the Premier League.

Lens has previously worked with Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat at PSV and AZ Alkmaar, and would bolster his attacking options. The 27-year-old scored two goals in eight Europa League performances last season - hitting the target from 60% of his attempts - while fashioning 15 key passes (including one assist). 

Over the past two seasons with Dynamo Kiev, Lens has lifted the Ukrainian Premier League title once and the Ukrainian cup twice. Throughout this period, he has made scored five league goals in each campaign. The striker has also made 29 appearances for the Netherlands national team, scoring eight goals in total.

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