Sessegnon would have been happy to remain with Sunderland

New West Bromwich Albion signing Stephane Sessegnon insists he never asked to leave Sunderland.

New West Bromwich Albion signing Stephane Sessegnon insists he never asked to leave Sunderland.

The 29-year-old midfielder was happy on Wearside and only accepted a new challenge once an enticing opportunity was put to him.

He told the Sunderland Echo: "I didn't sense that I was going to leave Sunderland, but that's the life of a footballer.

"If a club wants you and they accept an offer, then that's what happens. That's football.

"I never asked to leave the club. But the club accepted the offer and then I had the choice to come to West Brom.

"It's football and I had the chance to continue playing in the Premier League. It's a good opportunity for me.

"I had three very good years at Sunderland with some great moments. I will always remember the good memories there and the people at the club.”

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