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"
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.”