Sunderland announce Reveillere signing

Sunderland have announced the signing of free agent Anthony Reveillere on a deal until the end of the season.

The 34-year-old full-back arrives on a free transfer, having been unable to find a club since his contract at Napoli expired at the end of 2013-14.

Before moving to Naples, Reveillere spent 10 years at Lyon, where he won five Ligue 1 titles, as well as the Coupe de France in 2008 and 2012.

Reveillere was part of the France squads for the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship two years later, playing the full 90 minutes in his country's 2-0 defeat to Spain in the quarter-finals of the latter.

He could be in line to make his debut against Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday, subject to international clearance from the Italian FA.

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet bemoaned his lack of options in his backline this week and the Uruguayan will hope the signing of Reveillere will boost the defensive ranks after the 8-0 humiliation at the hands of Southampton last weekend.