MEDINA CONFIRMS BLACK CATS DEAL
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The attacking midfielder, rated very highly in South America, is likely to be officially confirmed as Peter Reid's latest signing, following weeks of speculation.
Reid travelled to Argentina to watch his top target, and returned admitting that something could happen as a result of the trip.
"I know that my representatives have worked out a deal," Medina has been quoted as saying. "I will be happy to join Sunderland as Julio Arca is a good friend of mine, and so is Carlos Marinelli at Middlesbrough."
Arca has adapted splendidly to life in The Premiership, and if his pal has a similar impact, exciting times could be ahead at the Stadium of Light.
At 19, Medina is a year younger than Arca, and he certainly has massive potential.
The fee has still to be revealed, but it could be as much as £4 million.