Yorke to join Sunderland

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:36 IST

Trinidad and Tobago striker Dwight Yorke will join former Manchester United teammate Roy Keane at English League Championship club Sunderland.

Yorke to join Sunderland

Sunderland, England:

Trinidad and Tobago striker Dwight Yorke will join former Manchester United teammate Roy Keane at English League Championship club Sunderland. Sunderland paid Yorke's Australian club, Sydney FC 200,000 pounds for the 34-year-old forward, who signed a two-year contract. Keane, a former Ireland international midfielder, acquired six players on the final day of the transfer period, including countrymen Liam Miller from Manchester United and Graham Kavanagh and David Connolly from Wigan. Keane also acquired two former Celtic colleagues, Stanislav Varga and Ross Wallace. Keane took over as Sunderland manager this week, three months after he retired as a player. He played alongside Yorke at Manchester United between 1998 and 2002, where the club won the European Champions League, four league titles and an FA Cup. Yorke joined Sydney FC in July 2005 and played 21 games in Australia's A-League. He scored seven goals and helped the club win the A-League's inaugural title. Yorke also impressed during the World Cup as captain of Trinidad and Tobago. "Dwight Yorke has made an unbelievable contribution to Sydney FC and Australian football and we wish him nothing but luck in his new endeavors with Sunderland," Sydney FC Chairman Walter Bugno said. (AP)

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