Egyptian midfielder Ahmed Elmohamady has spoken of his desire to sign a permanent deal at Hull City.
Elmohamady has spent the majority of the season on loan at the KC Stadium where he was reunited with former Sunderland manager Steve Bruce. Initially moving to Wearside in August 2010, he signed a permanent deal at the Stadium of Light eight months later. But following the appointment of Martin O’Neill at the club, he found opporunities limited and was allowed to seek out regular first team football.
Now under the guidance of Paolo Di Canio, the Egyptian international has admitted difficulty in adjusting to the changes at Sunderland, as well as confirming his desire to remain in East Yorkshire after the club agreed a £2 million fee with the Black Cats earlier this week.
"It's difficult as Paolo has come in and he has different rules, he's a different character, everything is different," Elmohamady told IBTimes. "You are the player of the season [at Hull], you get promoted with a club and you are happy. It's now important to stay happy. I want to stay in Hull as the fans, manager and players have all been so fantastic.
"Brucey is a fantastic manager, with a great personality. He sat with me and told me if you want to stay in England, and stay a long time, you have to listen to the manager and concentrate on your football. It's now all down to my agent, but I would love to keep playing with Brucey as the people of Hull are fantastic."