Sunderland target reveals why he snubbed interest to join League One promotion rivals

Reported Sunderland target Liam Kelly has revealed that joining Oxford United was an ‘easy decision’ – despite a number of clubs showing an interest.

Liam Kelly was rumoured to be interesting Sunderland
Liam Kelly was rumoured to be interesting Sunderland

The 24-year-old signed a loan deal at the Kassam Stadium today [Wednesday], sealing an exit from Dutch giants Feyenoord after a torrid spell in the Eredivise.

Kelly was believed to be on the radar of the Black Cats and MK Dons, but has teamed-up with Karl Robinson’s side for the remainder of term.

And while flattered by the interest in his services, Kelly has revealed that the U’s lofty league position made his call a simple one.

“It’s nice when you have a few options, but this was the one that stood out for me the most,” he told the Oxford Mail.

"It was an easy decision to come here with where they are in the table.

"I just want to get in and help the team out."