Max Power sends classy and emotional Instagram message to Sunderland fans ahead of summer exit
Max Power has said it was a ‘huge honour and privilege’ to captain Sunderland as he prepares to depart the club this summer.
The club confirmed on Tuesday that the captain would be released this summer at the end of his contract.
The 27-year-old has been a regular in the XI since joining from Wigan Athletic in the summer of 2018, making 53 appearances last season and 138 in total.
As captain he lifted silverware at Wembley, as Sunderland beat Tranmere Rovers in the final of the Papa John’s Trophy in March of this year.
The midfielder said he was ‘sorry we weren’t able to achieve promotion in my time here’ and thanked the club’s fans for their support.
He added that he ‘hoped it’s too long until the club is back where it belongs.
Power wrote on Instagram: “A huge thanks to everyone at Sunderland AFC for the last three years.
“To captain this club was a huge honour and privilege.
“To the fans, thank you for your support, I understand how much this club means to you and I'm sorry we weren't able to achieve promotion in my time here.
“I've loved him time here and met some great people.
“I wish nothing but the best for the club moving forward and hope it's not too long until it's back where it belongs.”
Sunderland’s squad is set for a significant overhaul this summer, with just 12 senior players currently under contract for next season.
With Grant Leadbitter and Josh Scowen also set to leave, central midfield is a key priority for Lee Johnson.