Sunderland have confirmed the signing of Boudewijn Zenden.
The 33-year-old former Dutch international has impressed manager Steve Bruce afyer undergoing a two-week trial and he has now been handed a deal until the end of the season with the option for another 12 months.
“We are delighted to be able to add a player of Bolo’s quality to the squad,” Bruce told the club’s official website.
“He has performed at the highest level year after year and he’s done extremely well during his time training with the club.
“The move happened fairly quickly. Bolo came in and it was immediately obvious that he is still supremely fit.
“Bolo’s performances in training have persuaded me that he has a valuable role to play this season.
“He brings international class, a steadying influence and a wide breadth of experience.
“His career is a testament to his quality and he gives us more depth in central midfield which is a vital position.”