Sunderland fans react on Twitter to Steven Pienaar transfer

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The South African has signed on a free transfer.

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Sunderland have made a move in the transfer market today, confirming the signature of South African veteran Steven Pienaar on a free transfer.

The Bafana Bafana legend has been without a club since being released by Everton earlier this summer.

Of course new Sunderland boss David Moyes knows the player well, having worked with him at Goodison Park.

Pienaar has signed a one-year deal and on paper it looks a good squad signing from the Black Cats.

But it is fair to say that Sunderland fans have not seen it that way.

Frustrated with the club’s transfer business so far many are struggling to understand why Pienaar has been signed, despite clearly impressing during a trial period.

His injury problems in recent years have been terrible. He featured just six times for Everton last season and only 11 times in 2014-15 – so their concern is understandable.

Sunderland manager David MoyesSunderland manager David Moyes

Upon his return to action with Everton last season he looked woefully off the pace and at 34-years-old it appears his injury troubles have taken their toll on the South African.

Sunderland fans will be hoping he can prove them wrong. But for now the Black Cats’ faithful are not happy…

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