West Bromwich, England – West Bromwich Albion have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Stephane Sessegnon from Sunderland, the club confirmed on Monday.
Sessegnon, 29, arrives at The Hawthorns after putting pen to paper on a new three-year contract with the Baggies. He started all but seven of Sunderland's Premier League fixtures over the past two seasons, scoring 14 goals.
The Benin native has made 40 appearances for his country, scoring eight goals. He also featured in the 2008 and 2010 African Cup of Nations.
In addition to the sale of Sessegnon, Sunderland have finalized a season-long loan for forward Fabio Borini from Liverpool on Monday.
Borini, 22, arrived at Liverpool last summer from Italian club AS Roma and made 13 appearances for the Reds last term. But injuries, as well as the arrival of Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho in January saw his first-team minutes limited.
He has not featured in any of Liverpool's three league matches this season, and is likely to see consistent first-team minutes with the Black Cats.
Borini has been capped once by Italy and was in Italy's 2012 Euro squad. He becomes Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio's 12th signing of the summer window.