Published On: Wed, Jun 5th, 2013

Sunderland duo must wait to hear fate

Simon Mignolet and Sebastian Larsson must both wait patiently to see the outcome of Paolo Di Canio’s Sunderland overhaul this summer before committing their future to the Wearside club.

Belgian shot shopper Mignolet has enjoyed much personal success this season, but admits he did not enjoy spending much of the season in a relegation battle.

Meanwhile midfielder, Larsson, accepts he may have no control over his future with only 12 months remaining on his current contract.


Both players however, appear reluctant to end their stint at the club. Mignolet has emerged as a target for both Arsenal, who are considering the 24-year old as a solution to their long-standing goalkeeping problem, and Liverpool, who are seeking a replacement for Pepe Reina.

But Mignolet insists he has had no contact from potential new clubs, as he remains confident that Di Canio can convince him to remain at The Stadium of Light through bringing in new players.

“I am ambitious, and I read the Press as you do”, Mignolet said when asked about a potential move by the Journal.

He added; “It has been a difficult season with Sunderland. It’s not much fun to play at the bottom of the league, and I think Sunderland will know they have to change something to prevent another season like that.”


Mignolet has remained impartial when talking about his future, however, it may be a reluctant parting of ways as the Beligian is currently second choice for his country behind Thibaut Courtios, and will realise that joining a club like Arsenal will raise his profile as he will be competing on the biggest stage in football, the Champions League.

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