Sunderland striker Will Grigg has admitted to German publication Spox that he doesn’t know where his long term future lies amidst rumours linking him with a summer move away from the Stadium of Light.
The 29-year-old spent the second half of the season just gone on loan at MK Dons and excelled as he notched eight goals in 20 games for the Buckinghamshire side.
Now it appears that several clubs are keen on signing the out of favour forward over the coming months, with the likes of Wigan Athletic, MK and Ipswich Town all having been linked with the player in recent weeks.
Grigg, who has one year remaining on his current contract at the Stadium of Light, has admitted that he is unsure as to what the future holds for him as prepares to return to the North East following the end of his loan spell:
“I don’t know yet how things will continue in the summer.
“I didn’t intend to move, but when Wigan accepted Sunderland’s offer, I agreed.
“Wigan will forever be my heart club. Maybe I’ll come back someday.”
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The Northern Ireland striker has endured an unhappy stint with the Black Cats to date, scoring just eight goals in 61 games and is widely expected to depart the club over the next few months if the right offer is forthcoming.
Sunderland certainly don’t need to be told by anyone else that their Will Grigg gamble has been a complete failure and it would be best for both parties if they parted ways this summer.
There were a few signs that the 29-year-old was getting back to his old ways during his loan spell back at his former club Milton Keynes, however I doubt that Lee Johnson has changed his opinion on the striker in such a small amount of time.
I fully expect him to be departing the club sooner rather than later and you get the feeling that he can’t wait to leave either.
It seems he was forced somewhat into even signing for them in the first place and I have no doubt that he regrets his decision to leave Wigan when he did.