Fulham Boss Martin Jol Confirms One-Year Contract Offer For Steve Sidwell

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Cottagers boss wants midfielder to extend deal.

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Fulham manager Martin Jol has confirmed that he has offered a one year contract extension to midfielder Steve Sidwell, Sky Sports reports.

The 30-year-old, who scored his own candidate for goal of the season in Monday’s 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace, has established himself as a key first team player under Jol since signing on from Aston Villa in 2011.

His current deal expires at the end of the season and he would have been free to talk to other clubs about a free transfer from January, but Jol has confirmed that he would like him to stay by offering a one year extension and even hinted that he could play on for even longer.

“Of course you feel a bit worried after the game,” Jol said.

“They all come back and instead of one-year deals they want three years you know and this is probably no different.

“For me Sidwell can stay for two years, for example. We are talking to him and offered him a one-year deal but who knows what will happen.”

Sidwell has featured 82 times since his move from Villa, and he has notched up 11 goals in the process too. A London boy born and bred, he is believed to be happy in the area and could be sorely tempted to put pen-to-paper on a new deal.

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