I’m happy here! Simon Mignolet rubbishes Sunderland exit reports

Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet insists he wants to stay at the club after his agent's remarks were "taken out of context"

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Simon Mignolet has rubbished reports claiming the goalkeeper wants to swap Sunderland for a bigger club in a bid to win back his Belgium No1 spot.

Mignolet is no longer first-choice after losing his place in the national side to Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, on loan at Atletico Madrid, in recent seasons.

But the 24-year-old insists that he is happy at the Stadium of Light and is not looking to move away from the club, despite speculation in the Belgian media.

“I felt I wanted to communicate with the club’s fans following the media reaction to comments made by my representative, which I feel were taken out of context and not a true reflection,” Mignolet told Sunderland’s website.

“Of course, my ambition is to regain the number one spot with my national team, but I feel I can do that with Sunderland.

“I was playing as Belgium’s number one a year ago and hopefully that can be the case in the future.

“I am happy at Sunderland – a club I am proud to represent. I will continue focusing on my football, starting with Saturday’s game against Fulham.”

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