Mulumbu unsure over future
Youssouf Mulumbu has sent mixed messages about the prospect of leaving West Bromwich Albion.
By Mike Barton
Last Updated: 25/05/10 10:10am
Youssouf Mulumbu has sent mixed messages about the prospect of leaving West Bromwich Albion, insisting he has unfinished business in the Premier League.
The Congolese midfielder has been the subject of interest from Newcastle, who finished a place above the Baggies to win the Championship this season.
The 23-year-old, who moved to The Hawthorns from Paris St Germain in 2009 when the club were still in the Premier League, has only one year left on his contract and has yet to agree a new two-year extension offered to him.
Despite being a key part of manager Roberto Di Matteo's team, Mulumbu however has made no secret of clubs chasing him and that he is considering his options.
"There are other clubs interested, notably Newcastle, who are really keen and my agent has been in contact with them," he said in the Daily Mail. "There are also some Italian clubs."
Talking to the club's official website on the other hand, Mulumbu appeared to be happy at West Brom and eager to stay with the club as they once again enter the Premier League for the fourth time in 10 years.
"I am settled in England now," said Mulumbu. "It is a very good country, very good club, very good league.
"I'm very, very excited to play next year.
"I played good this season and now I'm happy because we've got promoted and we will get to play very good teams like Chelsea and Manchester United.
"I'm looking forward to playing in the Premier League because I came here, I got injured and only played six games last season.
"I think it's very good for everyone and we're all happy. I didn't get to show everything I think I can show in the Premier League. Now is my time."