Sky Blues seek Best talks
Coventry hope Leon Best will sign a contract extension despite having 12 months left on his current deal.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 11/06/09 3:39pm
Coventry City are hopeful that Leon Best will sign a new contract extension despite the fact that his present deal still has 12 months to run.
The 22-year-old enjoyed a solid season for the Sky Blues last term and even managed to break into the Republic of Ireland squad for their recent games against Nigeria and Bulgaria.
Coventry chairman Ray Ranson revealed that the club had to turn down a substantial offer from Nottingham Forest in January and the club are keen to tie him down to a longer deal to warn off other suitors.
"We turned down a serious offer from Nottingham Forest within weeks of my taking over the club back in January 2008, so that was a statement of intent from us that we felt he was a player with great potential." he told the Coventry Telegraph.
"We have had bits of interest in him since then from various clubs but we firmly believe he is one for the future and that he can build and develop his career here with us.
"He has got 12 months left on his current contract and we will hopefully sit down with Leon and his agent very soon and thrash out a new deal.
"I had already spoken to his agent at the end of the season and hopefully we will get the time to sit down in the coming weeks."