O'Neill Wants Petrov To Commit
Martin O'Neill has spoken to Sky Sports News and says he would be 'delighted' if Stiliyan Petrov would commit to a new contract at Villa.
He also says talks are going 'pretty okay' but warns 'Of course, nothing is ever okay until someone has actually signed on the dotted line. But we would like him to stay.'
He says the club are waiting to hear back from Stan's advisers adding that the talks have been very amicable.
'It is only just a year ago that people were concerning themselves about whether Stiliyan had a future here. But he has battled back, so much so that I'd like him to be around here for the next couple of years. If every person shows the same determination and willingness and drive that Stiliyan has shown during the last year, it would be brilliant. He has shown consistency and self confidence. He had a lot to overcome and he has gone on to show he is the player I thought he was capable of being. He has shown great character.'
So what is the delay, these talks seem to have been going for a long while now, hopefully there are no problems and terms will be reached!