Yann M’Vila has been a key player for Sunderland this season.
Sunderland midfielder Yann M’Vila says he is ready to open talks on a permanent deal at the club after stating his happiness at playing at the Stadium of Light, The Sun reports.
The talented holding midfielder joined the Black Cats on a season-long loan deal from Russian side Rubin Kazan, a signing which was met with optimism by the supporters.
M’Vila has gone on to prove his ability in the Premier League, helping Sunderland turn their season around under Sam Allardyce and giving the club a fighting chance of Premier League survival.
And now he is keen to stay on Wearside beyond the summer, telling reporters he is very happy and ready to chat over the possibility of making a permanent move to the Stadium of Light.
“I am a very happy. Signing is a possibility. I haven’t got all the cards in my hand at the moment because I’m still under contract at Rubin Kazan,” he explained.
“But I’m open-minded and I’m ready to chat.The gaffer has put a lot of confidence into me, as have the fans.”
The former Rennes midfielder has been a key figure for Sunderland this season, starting 28 Premier League matches and averaging an impressive three tackles and 2.6 interceptions per encounter.
Sam Allardyce will be looking at M’Vila to continue his good form for the upcoming derby with Newcastle United at St. James’ Park, a game which could have big implications on both teams’ league status.
The 25-year-old provided an assist in the reverse fixture as Sunderland beat the Magpies 3-0.