Simon Mignolet set to play out final two years of his current deal with Sunderland.
Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is expected to stay at Sunderland for the remainder of his two-year contract, despite being heavily linked with a move to either Arsenal or Liverpool this summer.
Mignolet’s agent Guy Vandersmissen told ESPN that the Belgium international looks set to honour his current deal with the Black Cats, but is unlikely to agree to a new contract to stay at the club.
“There is a contract so we have to respect the contract,” he explained.
“But I don’t think at this moment we would be prepared to sign a new contract.
“There is another 2 years on his contract, if they want us to stick to that, we will stick to that and perhaps leave after two years if there is an interest in Simon.”
The 24-year old has been mooted as a possible replacement for Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny this summer, having recorded 11 clean sheets for Sunderland last season, an impressive feat considering the Black Cats’ 17th place finish.
With two years remaining on his deal, it seems likely that if a new long-term contract cannot be agreed soon, then the struggling Premier League side may look to cash in on the Belgian star rather than risk losing him on a free transfer.
Liverpool are also said to be monitoring the availability of Mignolet, who could see him as a long term replacement for Pepe Reina, who is reportedly wanted by La Liga giants Barcelona.