Sunderland misfit Wahbi Khazri has informed Spanish media that he doesn’t yet know where he will spend the 2018/19 campaign, despite being linked with a move to play in Turkey.
According to an article on Sports Witness, the Tunisian international is fully focused on helping his country in the World Cup and is not considering his club future just yet, although a move away from recently relegated Sunderland seems highly likely.
The 27-year-old spent last season on loan at Ligue 1 outfit Rennes and a move back to the Stadium of Light doesn’t appear to be a feasible solution for the player.
Khazri netted nine times for Rennes in 24 appearances but in an interview with Marca he insists his mind is purely on the World Cup which starts in Russia on Thursday.
He said: “If I am honest, it’s not something I am thinking about right now. I don’t want to talk about my future as I am focused on the Tunisia national team.
“After playing with my country I don’t know what will happen.”
New Sunderland boss Jack Ross will be under pressure to offloads some of the club’s deadwood and Khazri could well fit into that category.
Sunderland won’t really miss Khazri too much as he hasn’t really hit it off during his time with the club.
As he was signed when the club were a Premier League outfit he is likely on big wages and boss Ross will probably welcome the chance to move the Tunisian on.
The Black Cats need players who will relish the scrap of playing in League One and Khazri quite simply doesn’t fit that billing.
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