West Brom striker Sessegnon: I never asked to leave Sunderland

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

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

Sessegnon says he never asked to leave Sunderland – but when the Black Cats accepted West Brom’s offer, he knew he was on his way out.

He said: “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."

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