Boudewijn Zenden is confident of landing a permanent contract at Sunderland.
The 33-year-old is currently available as a free agent after leaving Marseille over the summer and has spent the past week training with the Black Cats.
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has admitted to being impressed by what he has seen of Zenden so far although he has so far stopped short of offering the former Dutch international a deal. Nonetheless, the former Liverpool and Barcelona winger has revealed that he would welcome the opportunity to stay with the club.
“It’s now a week that I’ve been training with Sunderland, and I will continue another week with this team,” said the former Barcelona, Chelsea and Liverpool man.
“At the moment, the thing is, that there isn’t many people because of the international break.
“But that doesn’t prevent me from working hard. Moreover, there are still great names here like (Steed) Malbranque, (Darren) Bent and (Kieran) Richardson too.”
Zenden added: “I will know if I will sign a contract only towards the end of next week.
“What is certain is that the bosses are interested in me. They only want to see if I am physically fit or not.
“I have not stopped since leaving Marseille. I have worked six times a week since this summer.
“It’s a very nice club, well organised, with superb facilities.”