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Sunderland: Benji Kimpioka keen to remain on Wearside amid uncertain future

Sunderland: Benji Kimpioka keen to remain on Wearside amid uncertain future - Sunderland News

Out-of-contract winger Benji Kimpioka has said that he would be keen to agree a new deal with League One side Sunderland.

With the 2019/20 season over and the Black Cats missing out on promotion to the Championship, manager Phil Parkinson is expected to have a busy summer ahead as he looks to bolster his side and bounce back next term.

A number of first team players saw their contracts come to an end in June with one of those being Swedish youngster Kimpioka, whose future has become the subject of some speculation.

The 20-year-old arrived on Wearside back in 2016 and has made several first team appearances, whilst also appearing for Sweden at under-21 level.

Making four appearances in League One for Sunderland this term, contributing to 2% of the club’s goal involvements and, given that impression he left on the pitch, Parkinson would seemingly be keen for him to sign a new deal.

Speaking on his future over the weekend, the young attacking talent has hinted that he could pen new terms with the Black Cats.

“Right now I’m waiting a bit, talking to my agent and family to see how we should do in the window that is coming,” he is quoted as saying by Sunderland Echo.

“Sunderland is a club that I love and I like everyone there, all the coaches, players and staff in the club.

“We’ll see. I want to stay there, but everything is in God’s hands.”

Sunderland have struggled to keep hold of a number of young players in recent times, with the likes of Josh Maja and Duncan Watmore leaving the Stadium Light. Therefore, it would be a shot in the arm to hold of Kimpioka.

The 20-year-old seems to have a promising future, given his status as an underage international, and he appears to be an exciting young talent who could prove to be a promising attacking option for Parkinson’s promotion push next term.

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