Ricky Alvarez admits Sunderland could still own him

Ricky Alvarez does not know which club possesses his registration.

Speaking to FCInterNews, Ricky Alvarez has admitted that he does not know which club owns him, with either Sunderland or Inter possessing his registration.

When asked which club he is registered to, Alvarez replied: “I still do not know who holds my registration. It is not a good situation. I want to do well at Sampdoria to sign a permanent contract.”

Alvarez signed for Sampdoria in the January transfer window, and has played six times for the Serie A club.

However, he is not permanently signed to the club, as he has not officially left his former club.

This is a strange situation, but it is rare to find a player who is not aware which club he actually belongs to.

Alvarez was contracted to Inter in the 2014/15 season, but moved to Sunderland on loan. The Black Cats had a clause to sign him permanently at the end of the campaign if they survived in the Premier League - which they did.

Yet, they did not want to sign Alvarez, as he was suffering from a number of injuries, and the Black Cats believed Inter had not paid enough to help his treatment.

This caused a disagreement between the clubs, with neither Inter nor Sunderland wanting him, and he started this season in limbo.

A FIFA agreement was met to allow Alvarez - an Argentine international - to play for another club this season, and he signed for Sampdoria.

However, he only has an agreement until the end of the season, when Alvarez will return to limbo.

He has no knowledge of which club actually owns him and possesses his reputation, and the playmaker will be hoping that his situation is resolved in the summer to ensure he can start next season signed on a permanent deal with Sampdoria.

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