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Contract to June 2017

Kirchhoff completes switch to Sunderland

Following Sinan Kurt’s move to Hertha Berlin, Jan Kirchhoff has also moved on from FC Bayern. The 25-year-old defender signed a contract running until June 2017 with English Premier League club Sunderland on Thursday afternoon.

Kirchhoff, who has been plagued by injury in recent years, joined Munich in the summer of 2013 from Mainz. After six months with Germany’s record champions he went out on loan to Schalke 04, before returning to Bavaria for the start of the current season. The Frankfurt-born centre-back made 12 competitive appearances for Bayern and 18 for Schalke.

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