International Soccer

Sunderland signs Vergini on loan

Sunderland, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Sunderland have signed Argentine defender Santiago Vergini on loan until the end of the season, the club announced on Monday.

Vergini, 25, currently plays for Uruguayan side Atletico Fenix, but has been on loan with Argentine side Estudiantes this season. He has also played for Italian side Hellas Verona and renowned Argentine club Newell's Old Boys.

Vergini becomes Sunderland's second signing of the January transfer window with manager Gus Poyet's club having already signed defender Marcos Alonso from Fiorentina.

01/20 12:36:49 ET