Sunderland attacking midfielder Wahbi Khazri has revealed on the club's official website that Yann M’Vila and Younes Kaboul helped him settle at the club.
Khazri joined Sunderland from French club Bordeaux in the January transfer window.
“Things are very good,” the Tunisia international told Sunderland’s official website. “Obviously when I signed a French player had just arrived – Lamine Kone – so we were in the hotel together and we managed to find our feet here together.
“We also have players like Yann [M’Vila] and Younes [Kaboul] at the club who speak French and they’ve really helped us to settle, and it was also very useful because they showed us and our families around the area.”
Khazri has scored one goal and created 18 chances in seven league matches for Sunderland so far this season.
The 25-year-old attacking midfielder has a pass accuracy of 75% and a shot accuracy of 33%, and has won one header, 12 dribbles and 15 tackles.
The former Bordeaux man has been a good addition to the current Sunderland squad, and he will be important in the Black Cats’ attempt to stave off relegation to the Championship at the end of the season.
Sunderland are third from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment with 26 points from 30 matches.
Sam Allardyce’s side are two points behind 17th-placed Norwich City, who have played a game more.
The Black Cats will return to action next weekend when they take on West Bromwich Albion at the Stadium of Light in the Premier League.