Dutch winger Jeremain Lens has left Dynamo Kiev to sign a four-year-deal with Premier League club Sunderland.

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lens sunThe former PSV winger confirmed on Tuesday that he was heading to England to undergo his medical, and after talking terms Lens put pen to paper on his four-year-deal at the Stadium of Light. The fee for the transfer is said to be £8 million.

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat coached Lens at AZ Alkmaar and PSV, and after the deal was completed he spoke of his delight at the reunion with the 27-year-old.

Advocaat told the club’s official website, We have signed an international player and I am delighted to welcome him to Sunderland,”

“He is a very well-known player in Europe and has played over 30 games for the Dutch national side, which shows his calibre.

“I have worked with him twice already, at PSV and AZ, so I know him well; he is fast and he has scored goals everywhere he has played so that will help the team.”

Lens joined Dynamo Kiev in 2013 from PSV, with the forward scoring 10 goals in 49 league appearances for the Ukrainian side. He also has 29 caps for the Dutch national team, scoring eight times for his country.

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