Dutch winger Jeremain Lens has spoken of his unhappiness at Sunderland and admitted a January move away from the club could be on the cards.

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lens sunderLens hit the headlines in England this week after being left out of Sunderland’s squad for the match with Chelsea for “disciplinary reasons”. The winger reportedly refused to warm down after the loss to Watford last week, and coach Sam Allardyce is set to impose a €130,000 fine.

Speaking to Fox Sports, Lens said on the fine, “I know nothing,”

“No one has spoken to me. I read in the media that I have to pay a fine. Nothing else is said.”

On whether he would pay the fine, Lens said, “I first want to hear why, then I will determine whether I therefore agree. There is what happened after the game, but that I discuss in private. Sunderland only communicates through the media. I am not used to that.”

Since joining from Dynamo Kiev in the summer, Lens has made 12 league appearances, scoring twice. However since Dick Advocaat was replaced by Sam Allardyce, the 28-year-old has been benched.

Lens admitted his unhappiness at the situation, “It’s definitely annoying,”

“I do not play and I did not come to the Premier League to sit on the bench. Something has to change. What, we will see though. A transfer in the winter? That could happen. Once the window is open, we will see what will happen. ”

Lens went on to say a return to the Eredivisie with Ajax was unlikely due to the lack of European football.




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