Sunderland’s Cameroonian striker Patrick Mboma says he will end the club’s goal drought if they give him a contract.
Patrick Mboma, currently on loan at Sunderland from Parma, says he wants to sign a permanent deal with the English club.
And he has promised that if allowed to stay, he will provide the goals for a club that has been desperately short of firepower.
Sunderland have only three players who have scored more than one goal for the club all season – and one of those is Claudio Reyna with two.
Mboma says he wants to change all that.
Sunderland have the option of signing him on a permanent basis from Parma at the end of his loan period, and he says if they do he will end his career at the club.
« I am enjoying my time with Sunderland very much, » Mboma said.
« It’s exciting to be playing in the Premiership, and I know I want to stay here.
« But the stories I have signed a deal are not correct. I have had no discussions with anybody at the club yet. »
It may be highly likely that a deal is done, however, as manager Peter Reid rates Mboma highly – and may anyway be looking at losing both of his main strike force in Kevin Phillips and Niall Quinn.
There are constant rumours about Phillips leaving the club, while Quinn is likely to retire at the end of the season.
Mboma for one is optimistic for the future.
« Hopefully something will happen because I like it here, » he stated.
« And I am sure you will see better things next season if I stay. »