Blake set for Clarets exit
03 Jun 2010 - 10:32:52
Robbie Blake appears to have played his last game for Burnley after turning down the offer of a new contract to remain at Turf Moor.
Blake, 34, rejected a new one-year deal with the option for a further 12 months following talks with Clarets boss Brian Laws on Wednesday.
The forward has made more than 250 appearances during two spells at Turf Moor but now looks set to leave on a free transfer.
"Obviously I am disappointed that Robbie has turned down what we consider to be a very reasonable deal for a 34-year old," Laws told the club's official website.
"The offer is a 12-month deal with a further one-year option, but Robbie wanted two years and we just couldn't go down that road.
"We included the extended deal should Robbie play 20 games next season and I feel a fit Robbie would have easily achieved that.
"So naturally I am disappointed, but I would like to thank Robbie for all his magnificent service for the club.
"I know he is a firm fans' favourite and he is rightly considered a legend here, who will never be forgotten.
"But I have told Robbie and his agent that we have left the door open and if he has a change of mind I would be more than happy to talk."