'I'm fully committed': Will Grigg addresses his Sunderland future amid exit rumours

Will Grigg says he remains ‘fully committed’ to Sunderland – having spoken of his frustration at failing to hit the desired heights at the Stadium of Light.

Thursday, 9th July 2020, 1:43 pm

Grigg has netted just eight goals since a high-profile arrival on winter deadline day in 2019, having initially been signed to try and clinch promotion to the Championship.

Indeed, Grigg was close to an exit in January – with Shrewsbury and Oxford both keen admirers – but while bids could well come in for his services, Grigg insists he remains ‘fully committed’ to the Black Cats.

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"Yeah,” he said, when asked by talkSPORT if he saw himself having a future at the Stadium of Light.

"I’ve got two years left on my contract and I’m fully committed to that. Until I’m told otherwise, I’m a Sunderland player.

"I’m looking forward to going back,” he continued.

"It’s obviously a massive club and I want to see what I came there for.”

Will Grigg insists he remains fully committed to Sunderland

Speaking more about his frustrating spell at Sunderland thus far, Grigg added: "I was there to get us over the line and finish the season off, and it didn’t happen for a lot of reasons.

"I obviously didn’t score the goals, the team weren’t playing as well as we’d have hoped towards the end of the season and then we had a tough start to the season last year – and that ended in the manager getting sacked.

"I think I played the first six or seven and since then I’ve been completely out of it, to be honest.

"For myself, to be in a League One squad and not even be on the bench – or be on the bench and not be used – is something that I’ve found really frustrating because I like to think at League One level I could play in any team and score goals.

"It’s been very difficult.”