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Simon Mignolet May Stay At Sunderland

Goalkeeper set to snub interest from elsewhere.

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Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has admitted that he may yet stay at the club next season and shun the interest shown in him by a host of other sides, Sky Sports reports.

The 24-year-old has been one of the bright sparks in an otherwise disappointing campaign that saw the Black Cats finish the season just one place above the relegation zone and the Belgian international has been tipped to exit the club during the transfer window.

Arsenal and Liverpool have both been battling it out to garner his attention, however, he admitted that he may stay at the club to try and build on their poor season.

“As a footballer, you want to do well and want to win games and finish higher in the table than 17th,” the 24-year-old told the Shields Gazette. “On that point, it was a disappointing season.

“But then again, there’s a reason for that and hopefully next year we can do a lot better.

“Of course, when a new manager comes in, there’s new things around and since he’s come in, all the games we’ve played – apart from the Aston Villa game – there were positives. So that’s good for the future.

“During the season, you don’t really think about how things are going because you still have a lot to fight for, even if that’s avoiding relegation.

“But now the season is over, you can make a judgement on how well we’ve played and how bad we’ve played.

“Now is a time to look back over the season and for everyone to look in the mirror to see what they can do better for next season.”

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