Youri Keen To Stay On At Bolton

Last updated : 04 May 2004 By Mark Heys
Youri could be the next to sign
French World Cup winner Youri Djorkaeff is likely to be the next player to extend his contract with Bolton Wanderers after admitting he would like to stay for another season.

The 36-year old veteran playmaker was a shock signing for Bolton two years ago when moving from German club Kaiserslautern and despite claims by the media that he was a foreign mecenary claiming a last pay day he has proved that theory wrong and has been one of the key members of the team in recent seasons,  successfully helping the Wanderers twice stave off the threat of relegation. This season he has put the team on the verges of Europe and ready to hit their best ever finish in the Premiership.

In signing a new deal Djorkaeff will follow both Kevin Davies and Bruno N'Gotty both of whom recently extended their current deals and says he has no problem with continuing the final chapter of his career at the Reebok Stadium.

"We are to have talks before the end of the season. If Bolton need me one more year, then I will stay. Why not?" he said

"Not many people expected me to sign for Bolton, but when I did my ambition was to help Bolton survive and then my ambition was to realise some good things for the club. Now I wish to maintain this ambition."