Attacker was brought to England by previous manager Paolo Di Canio.
Newly appointed Sunderland head coach Gustavo Poyet has assured out-of-favour forward Emanuele Giaccherini that he does have a future at the Stadium of Light amid reported interest in the Italian from Serie A giants Inter Milan, says the Daily Mirror.
The 28-year-old was an unused substitute as the Black Cats overcame arch-rivals Newcastle United 2-1 at home in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon in what the Uruguayan’s first win in charge of the north-east giants.
However, Poyet is adamant that the Italy international, who was only signed from Serie A champions Juventus for £6 million in the summer, will have a part to play for Sunderland going forward.
“It’s difficult for him to take being out of the team, but when the results go against you, the problem is even bigger and we won the game,” said Poyet.
“I’m expecting Giacci to be ready. He will play, a lot. I can’t give him everything he wants because he wants to play every game for 90 minutes but he will play a big part for us.
“We will wait for them [Inter]. We don’t make any moves, any comments, before it happens because there are too many rumours in football. We will see. It’s too early.”