Mensah wants Premier League return

The Ghana captain was on loan at Sunderland last term, where he

made 16 league appearances for the Black Cats. He will now return

to Lyon where he hopes his domestic future will be sorted out, as

fellow Ligue 1 club Monaco are also thought to be interested. The

27-year-old centre-half missed a penalty as Ghana crashed out of

the World Cup in the quarter-finals, although the Black Stars put

up a brave fight. Mensah now wants to return to England, but admits

the decision will probably be out of his hands. He told

Skysports.com: “If it depends on me, I would prefer to stay in the

Premier League but in football today there are many things

involved. “Lyon is my club so they have their say as well. The sad

thing is I never gave my best to Lyon. “I am resting now and want

to get my batteries recharged for next season. I want to have an

injury free season at the top level.”