Sunderland wait on Arca
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sunderland are still waiting to hear from Julio Arca over their offer of a new contract.Sunderland are still waiting to hear from Argentine Julio Arca over their offer of a new contract.
The 23-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and is yet to agree terms.
Sunderland have offered a deal to Arca, but he has not responded - leading to speculation that he could leave in January.
The Black Cats are refusing to put pressure on Arca and are willing to wait.
"No deadline has been given to Julio and we have no plans to issue one to him," said Mick McCarthy.
"Julio has had an offer and that's the way things stand at the moment.
"As far as I'm concerned, he is one of my best players and whatever the circumstances, he will continue to be picked for the side.
"I'm not getting worried about what might happen, as long as he keeps playing well for me and the club, that's fine by me."