The Rock Returns
Lyon have tonight confirmed the loan deal of the 'Rock of Gibraltar', John Mensah to Sunderland.
In a fantastic deal for the football club, Mensah will join on loan initially before signing permanently for around £4M if he plays 25 games next season. He will also sign if the club takes up the option by April 30th 2011.
The stocky central defender was a class act for Sunderland last season but injury prevented him from making a bigger impact.
This deal gives Steve Bruce the ideal solution should Mensah's injury problems continue. It is thought SAFC are just awaiting a work permit to rubber stamp the deal.
Mensah was one of the World Cup's top defenders in South Africa, reaching the Quarter Finals with Ghana.