Crewe Alexandra sweating over Clayton extension

By , July 1, 2014 10:16 am

League One club Crewe Alexandra is still waiting over the future of young striker Max Clayton.

The England Under-21 striker has the offer of a new three year contract from the club but he is yet to make up his mind regarding an extension. The contract offer has been on the table from the for the last eighteen months but the player has stalled on signing a new deal as he weighs up his options.

Steve Davis, the manager of the club has stated that although the club hasn’t given the player any timeline for signing the contract, he is hopeful that the player remains with the club for the long terms and if he does so, it will be good for both the player and the club. He also added that if he commits his future to the club, he will be a huge part of the team.

Davis went on to add that Crewe Alexandra has always maintained that they would want the player to develop more and keep him for the next three years and that is what has been offered in his new contract offer.

Clayton has scored eleven goals for the club since breaking into the first team during the 2012/13 season and is seen as another bright talent to come out of the potent production line of the club. However, his progress has been derailed somewhat after he suffered an ankle injury last year which ruled him out for five months.

Still only 19, Crewe Alexandra can hope to land a decent transfer fee if the player does leave as he is under 24 years old, but ideally, the club would want to hold on to the player as they make another push for promotion to the Championship next season and the Premier League in the future.

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