Sunderland yet to decide on Muntari

12 years ago

On-loan midfielder Sulley Muntari could remain at Sunderland on permanent basis after boss Steve Bruce admitted that he has yet to make a decision on a deal.

The future of Muntari, who is on loan from Inter Milan, is still undecided after the player's agent indicated earlier this week a permanent move to Sunderland was unlikely because of his price tag.

However, Bruce says he will make a decision on Muntari at the end of the season after the midfielder scored s late winner in Sunderland's 2-1 victory at Bolton on Saturday.

Bruce believes the Ghana international is now fit enough to play in the Premier League after missing the first half of the season due to limited playing time at Inter Milan.

"There's a deal in place for Sulley but nothing has been finalised as yet," said Bruce.

"We will make a decision at the end of the season.

"The problem with Sulley is fitness if I am honest. He did not play for six months this season.

"He won the Champions League with Inter but then found himself out of the side. He has just got to the level of fitness you need to play in the Premier League."