Yann M’Vila’s transfer to Sunderland is always going to be complicated, however his Rubin Kazan freeze out may just go in the Wearsiders’ favour.
Sunderland seems to be the one club that M’Vila has been able to settle at, as spells elsewhere have been plagued with off-the-field troubles. Now the French midfielder, who is said to be open to a return to the Stadium of Light, is being made to train alone by the Russian club.
Despite his successful loan spell at Sunderland M’Vila is not a part of Kazan’s future plans, and that was made clear to him as he returned to his parent club this week. However, the midfielder is not the only one experiencing a freeze out as the club’s fellow loanees have also been given the same treatment.
New manager Javi Garcia said: “When I arrived at Kazan, there was a list of players to train with the first team. They were not included on that list."
He added, "I can’t say at all that I am unhappy with them, they just weren’t on the list.”
Possible return to Wearside
There is a permanent clause in M’Vila’s loan contract with Sunderland, however negotiations regarding a transfer fee are set to take several weeks as Kazan look to recoup their losses on the player.
M’Vila only has six months remaining on his Kazan contract, and he and Sunderland alike were hoping the club would terminate his contract by mutual consent. Though club bosses refused as they look to attract a decent fee for the 25-year-old.
The player was an ever consisting performer in what was a pretty poor season for the Black Cats. However, despite their struggles they managed to survive for another season in the Premier League and M’Vila played a big part in that.
The loanee turned out to be a fan favorite on Wearside and fans would certainly welcome a return, as would Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce, and M’Vila’s midfielder partner Lee Cattermole.