Sunderland is the last club in the Premier League standings and the threat of being relegated to the Championship League is becoming more realistic as each match-day passes on.
Despite what the final outcome of Sunderland might be as to whether or not they get relegated there are some players that will be leaving the club including Jack Colback and Phil Bardsley.
Both of them have rejected new deals and when their current contracts expire in June they will become free agents. The head coach of club, Gus Poyet knows very well about the situation of some player as he revealed a few details surrounding the club and their current condition.
“Everybody knows we have been in contract talks with a couple of players, but at the moment everything is on standby. Everyone is responsible for their own decisions and I don’t think we are in a position to push people to do things they do not want to do. I’m not stupid; I understand it brings uncertainty to the club for the future. To be honest, it doesn’t matter where we finish. I cannot see them staying at the club.” Poyet said.
West Ham’s Sam Allardyce is aware of Phil Bardsley’s situation and they are interested in signing him once he becomes a free agent in a few months. The English tactician of West Ham, Allardyce is hoping he can secure the services of Bardsley by launching a lucrative contract with signing on fee.
A few weeks ago on April 12, Sunderland faced off against Everton and lost 1-0 but it still was a significant day for Phil Bardsley as he broke the record of most Premier League appearances which was held by Michael Gray who had made 170 appearances for Sunderland at the top tier league in England.