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N'Diaye Unsure Of Sunderland Future

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It doesn't look like Alfred is coming home.

Alfred N'Diaye does not know where his future lies as his loan spell with La Liga side Real Betis draws towards a conclusion.

The midfielder was a hit at Sunderland last season, but fell out of favour with the then manager Paolo Di Canio over the summer before being shipped out, with Gus Poyet so far resisting the urge to have a close look at the Frenchman himself.

Betis are believed to be very interested in keeping N'Diaye, but the player himself would not be drawn on his future. He told Estadio Deportivo:

My future? I'm fine here in Seville, but I do not know what will happen in the future.

Like many, I was disappointed when N'Diaye left and disappointed when he wasn't brought back into the fold in January. I'd love to see him stay, particularly considering the fact that, as things stand, only Lee Cattermole and Liam Bridcutt of the club's senior central midfielders are contracted to still be here next season.

It's difficult to see happening, though. I suspect Poyet would rather take the cash to help his Sunderland rebuild, and having found some genuine appreciation in Spain, I'm not sure how receptive the player himself will be to returning.