Gunnarsson happy at Coventry
Aron Gunnarsson has insisted he wants to stay at Coventry despite talks over a new deal stalling.
Last Updated: 11/12/10 12:22pm
Coventry midfielder Aron Gunnarsson has insisted he wants to stay at the club despite talks over a new deal stalling.
The Iceland international has been offered a contract extension at the Ricoh Arena, with his current agreement set to expire at the end of the season.
Discussions are ongoing but progress has so far been slow, with manager Aidy Boothroyd indicating that Gunnarsson's wage demands are proving problematic.
"Players read the papers and if Wayne Rooney's getting £250,000 a week then Aron thinks he should be on £245,000," said Boothroyd.
"He's not quite worth that yet, I'm hoping he will be one day.
"You have to earn the right to get big contracts and you've also got the right to decide whether you take the offer up from the club.
"We want to keep Aron. I think his agent could perhaps do with a strong cup of black coffee and a think about things, perhaps he's thinking about his fee more than anything else."
Gunnarsson has stressed that his agent is in control of his affairs and he is yet to talk terms with him, yet the midfielder is adamant he sees his future with the Sky Blues.
The player said: "I want to be a part of Coventry because it's so different now to the last couple of years. I'm enjoying it again and it has a lot to do with the gaffer.
"I honestly don't know what's going to happen, I've left it with my agent and the club. Of course I want to sort something out."