Malbranque hoping to earn contract extension at Stadium of Light

Sunderland midfielder, Steed Malbranque, has declared his happiness at Sunderland and his desire to pen a new contract at the north-east club.

The Frenchman has been linked with a move away from the Black Cats this summer, with the likes of QPR and former club Fulham being associated, following Sunderland’s summer signing spree.

Sunderland manager, Steve Bruce, has made nine signings this summer so far, and there is concerns that some senior members such as 31 year-old Malbranque could be forced into a move away.

Malbranque told The Journal: “I want to stay and fight for my place, I have no interest in leaving and I would like to stay longer if possible. The club has moved forward in every year that I have been here and we have done it again.”

The midfield maestro admires the direction that the club is going in, claiming: “With the new players that we have at the club, we can target European football next year,”

“The club keeps progressing every year and I like that – I want to be part of it and I want to be part of Sunderland’s future.”

Sunderland open their Premier League account against Liverpool on August 13.

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