'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.
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.
Phil Parkinson last week called for the striker to move to the North East in a bid to kick-start his Sunderland career, with rumours of outside interest in the striker this summer.
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.
"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.”
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.”