EPL : Sunderland sign free agent Steven Pienaar on one-year contract
Midfielder Pienaar, 34 joins David Moyes’s squad after been released by Everton
Sunderland have signed Steven Pienaar on a one-year contract, the club has announced.
The 34-year-old was a free agent having been released by Everton at the end of last season and has chosen to link up with his former manager at Goodison Park, David Moyes.
Pienaar rarely featured for Roberto Martínez at Everton last season, making only four Premier League appearances.
The South African midfielder has also played for Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund and Ajax, and has 61 international caps.
The South African has made 199 Premier League appearances, scoring 20 goals.
The move comes on the same day that the club confirmed that the defender Younès Kaboul is closing in on a transfer to Watford.
Several teams in South African Premier Soccer Leagues were looking to secure the services of Steven Pienaar, the likes of Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns and Baroka were reported to have been after his signature