Olof Mellberg Close To New Deal
Martin O'Neill is hoping Villa defender Olof Mellberg will have signed a new deal before the season ends.
The Villa boss said:
'His agent wants me to get back in contact and between now and the end of the season I'd be hoping to sit down and sort something out. Like anything else, if the player has a notion he wants to stay, then fine, but if he doesn't want to then there's not a great deal you can do about it. If he playing well and you want him, then he's in a good position, if he's playing poorly and you're not that bothered, then the club's in a better position.'
And on the fact the bearded wonder only has a year left on his contract, he added, 'Listen, if someone's good enough to play in the side, my basic principle is I don't care whether he's got three weeks left.'
Would you extend the contract of Ollie? I would say we must, he has immense experience and rarely lets Villa down. What say you!?
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