Hull City have signed Sunderland winger Ahmed Elmohamady on a season-long loan.
The Egypt international has been linked with the Championship side almost from the moment former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce took the reins at the KC Stadium.
Elmohamady has made 60 appearances for the Black Cats since Bruce signed him from ENPPI in his homeland in August 2010, initially on loan before the deal was made permanent last summer.
But the 24-year-old fell out of favour following the departure of Bruce last December and he never made a start under his replacement, Martin O'Neill.
The player, who is widely regarded as one of the future stars of Egyptian football, scored his only goal in that time in last season's 2-2 draw with West Brom at the Stadium of Light.
Elmohamady's opportunities on Wearside were likely to be further limited following the signing of Adam Johnson from Manchester City, and he becomes Bruce's sixth signing of the summer.