Barely a day, or half a day, seems to go by without updates from Turkey on how keen Jeremain Lens is to leave Sunderland.
In January the Dutch footballer annoyed David Moyes when he was quoted in Turkey as saying: “Yes, it’s hard to negotiate these days I’m aware of that. But I’m sure if they (Sunderland) are relegated, things will be much easier for me to stay.”
Given the predictable Sunderland annger at Lens’ comments, which came after the player also said the club can’t fight for titles, it may have been best advised that Lens took things easily.
Not so, again according to the Turkish press. AMK report Lens has told Sunderland he won’t be returning and wants them to negotiate a deal with Fenerbahce. The player is ready ‘to do everything’ to force his move.
Sabah report Lens has instructed his agent to start talking with Sunderland and sort out his summer move to Fenerbahce. The Premier League club want €15m, and Fener can’t or won’t pay that due to FFP issues, it’s unlikely Sunderland will take kindly to a bullying approach.