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Sessegnon loyal to Black Cats
Published : 18 Sep 2012 13:58:00
Attacking midfielder Stephane Sessegnon has insisted he never wanted to leave Sunderland despite repeated speculation during the summer.
Stephane Sessegnon has insisted he never wanted to leave Sunderland despite repeated speculation during the summer. The 28-year-old Benin international was linked with a move back to former club Paris St Germain and was also touted as a target for North London duo Arsenal and Tottenham.
However, as the closure of the transfer window approached, he signed a contract extension which will keep him at the Stadium of Light until the summer of 2015.
"I have always been happy here," Sessegnon told the Sunderland Echo. "There's been a lot written and said in the media over the summer about possible interest, but I have just continued to train and play the matches, and I think it's been clear that I have wanted to stay here. "I was happy to sign a new contract and I will give 200 per cent to give the team the best chance of having a successful season."