He's amazing: Younes Kaboul raves about new Sunderland teammate Jermain Defoe

Jermain Defoe

Sunderland new boy Younes Kaboul was speaking after his transfer from Tottenham Hotspur.

Former Tottenham and Portsmouth teammates Younes Kaboul and Jermain Defoe are set to link up together for the fourth time in their careers.

Kaboul clinched his transfer from Spurs to Sunderland last night, and spoke to the Black Cats' official website about his enthusiasm for the move.

He was particularly excited to get the chance to play alongside Defoe again, going out of his way to describe the striker's special talents.

Kaboul said: "He's a special guy. A guy you enjoy with him every day. I can't wait to see him and play with him again.

"He only needs one yard to shoot and to score. He can surprise anyone very quickly. To have a player like that is amazing."

The duo played together in two spells at Tottenham Hotspur, and in between at Portsmouth under Harry Redknapp.

Defoe joined Sunderland on a permanent basis midway through last season from MLS side FC Toronto, who he joined from Spurs a year earlier.

Having Defoe around will make it easier for new centre-back signing Kaboul to settle in, which will help in terms of getting him up to speed for the season ahead, as they look to push on under Dick Advocaat.

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