Chopra Signs For Sunderland

Last updated : 14 July 2007 By Rob Miles (barnsley Boy)
Former Barnsley loan star Michael Chopra has sealed a dream move back to the Premiership after joning Roy Keane's newly promoted Sunderland for £5m.

Chopra had a productive 7 month loan spell at Oakwell in the 2004-2005 season where he bagged 17 goals in League One.

Widespread rumors linked Chopra with a return to Barnsley last summer after promotion to the Championship was won but Cardiff nipped in instead with a £500,000 swoop.

Sunderland though matched a release clause in Chopra's contract and the former England U21 international will return to the North-East where he started his career with Newcastle United.