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Healy heads to Sunderland

22 Aug 2008 - 07:59:08

Sunderland have completed a double to bolster their squad, with Northern Ireland ace David Healy signing for an undisclosed fee from Fulham.

The 29-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the Black Cats, having struggled to make his mark last season with the Cottagers, scoring six times in 34 appearances.

Black Cats boss Roy Keane told the club's official website: "David will be a good signing for us. He has lots of experience at the top level and his international record is phenomenal.

"He scored a few goals for Fulham last season, one of them was a well-taken strike against us at Craven Cottage and he is another signing who will increase competition for places."

Healy has scored 34 goals in 64 appearances for Northern Ireland, including a record 13 strikes during the qualifying campaign for last summer's European Championship finals.

Healy started his career as a trainee with Manchester United, before enjoying lengthy stints with both Preston North End and Leeds United.

He has also spent loan spells with Port Vale and Norwich City.


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