Sunderland midfielder leaves

Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt has finally ended his association with the club and signed a two-year deal at Leeds United.

Sunderland: Sunderland midfielder leaves Sunderland: Sunderland midfielder leaves

The West Yorkshire side have been chasing the Scotland midfielder ever since his successful loan spell with the club last season and have finally been able to tie him down for an undisclosed fee.

Bridcutt made 36 appearances for Sunderland, the first of which came in a 3-0 derby victory over Newcastle, but he never totally settled following his £4m move from Brighton, and was marginalised by both Dick Advocaat and Sam Allardyce.

“It feels good, it’s been a long time coming, been dragged out but now it’s done and we can concentrate on playing football,” Bridcutt said.

“I enjoyed myself here last season, the boys made me feel welcome and it was a club I enjoyed playing for. I was very happy here, now we have new management and the persistence from Leeds was all I wanted.”

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