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Sunderland have completed the signing of exciting Trinidad and Tobago international Carlos Edwards in a £1.5m deal.


The tricky right winger has joined the Black Cats from Luton, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal at the Stadium of Light, to complete a hectic day of transfers on Wearside tonight.

The signing follows Marton Fulop's completed permanent deal from Tottenham, while Ben Alnwick (Tottenham), Liam Lawrence (Stoke), Rory Delap (Stoke) and Robbie Elliott (Leeds) all left the club today.

Edwards is an international team-mate of Dwight Yorke and the 28-year-old starred in last summer's World Cup finals.

"We're absolutely delighted to have captured such a sought-after, top player," said Black Cats boss Roy Keane.

"A lot of clubs have been interested in Carlos, so it's great that he will be here at Sunderland to play his part in getting this club back to the Premiership."

Edwards became the first Luton player since Mal Donaghy in 1982 to represent his county in the World Cup finals last summer and his impressive performances for Trinidad and Tobago linked him with a move away from Kenilworth Road.

The midfielder played a key role in helping T&T secure their first-ever appearance in the finals of the tournament.

He gave a man-of-the-match performance in the country's opening game against Sweden and also impressed against England and Paraguay - and his displays in the tournament were considered a bright spot in T&T's tournament.

Edwards signed for Luton in May 2005 from Wrexham after attracting interest from Mike Newell for some time - the Hatters boss originally tried to sign the 28-year-old during his time as Hartlepool manager.

He spent five seasons at Wrexham after signing from Trinidad side Defence Force in June 2000 for £125,000, helping the Red Dragons win the LDV Vans trophy in 2005.