Manchester United Transfer News: Park Ji-Sung to Stay, rejects Guangzhou Evergrande's offer
Manchester United has offered South Korean Superstar Park Ji-Sung a two year contract extension deal which will keep him at Old Trafford till 2014 if signed. Park’s existing contract with Manchester United expires at the end of 2011-12 season.
Coach Alex Fergusson is hopeful that the Asian will agree to the contract and stay at Old Trafford for another two years, though the 30 year old midfielder has been wooed over by a Chinese club with an offer worth €8 million per season.
Guangzhou Evergrande is reported to have made this offer to the Manchester United superstar after signing unheralded Argentine Dario Conca in a deal which allegedly made him the world’s third highest-paid player behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Speaking at a news conference in Chicago, where United will face the Chicago Fire in a friendly atSoldier Field on Saturday, Ferguson says Park has been offered a new deal and is certain he will sign it.
“He has been offered a new contract, yes,” the veteran United manager said. “I’m sure he’ll sign it. His career at United has been nothing but excellent, a tremendous professional. And I’m sure he’ll accept the new offer, and tie himself to the club for the next two years.”
Park is likely to sign the contract extension at Old Trafford having made his intention clear that he had no reason to leave Manchester United despite the lure form the Chinese Club.
He said: “There’s no truth at all that I would leave United – I want to stay here and I have no reason to leave. I would like to stay here for life, of course – why not? It’s the best club in the world.”
Park, who has been plying his trade with the EPL Champions since 2005, started the pre-season US tour well, scoring in both the matches they has played so far.