Date:Friday August 22 2008
Blackburn Rovers striker Benni McCarthy was on Thursday being quoted as welcoming a possible move to Sunderland if they do come in with a firm offer.
The South African is understood to be on the Sunderland wanted list, with him reportedly a Ł9 million target!!! McCarthy claims the interest is genuine and would go (no Champions League football ever here Benni lol!) as he isn't happy sitting on the bench at Ewood, however, he has said that he will respect Paul Ince's wishes.
McCarthy was quoted in the Sunderland Echo as saying: "They're not really happy times for me but it's still all right.
"It's frustrating if you work hard especially with all the rumours going on and then you don't play.
"Sunderland's interest is very much for real and I'm looking to see in the next week what's going to happen because you know I'm 31 in November so sitting on the bench or not playing is not an option for me.
"If I can't make the starting line-up at Blackburn then I'm wasting time.
"Paul Ince has made his intentions clear, he doesn't want me to go, he wants me to stay and from my point of view I respect the manager.
"I can't have any complaints - Jason was awesome at Everton."
You are never quite sure what to believe when players are quoted are you, however, it wouldn't surprise me if he had said such things. Personally I think that if Sunderland do offer big money for him then we should let him go. He is a superb footballer, but he is one that does have the characteristics to cause unrest if he is unhappy and isn't going to get back to his early form with Rovers is he?
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Date:Friday August 22 2008
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