Sebastian Coates has joined Sunderland on a season-long loan from Liverpool, the club announced Monday.
The defender has made 24 appearances for Liverpool since Aug. 2011.
Prior to joining Liverpool, Coates played for Nacional in Uruguay.
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Coates has also collected 15 caps for Uruguay, including playing in the 2014 World Cup. The 23-year-old played his first senior-level international match in the 2011 Copa America, where he won the Young Player of the Tournament award.
He is Sunderland's eighth signing of the summer.
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