Blake turns down two year deal
Robbie Blake has turned down a two year deal at Burnley but Brian Laws has the door open for him. Robbie had initially been offered a one year deal but after speaking to the club, and manager Brian Laws, a further year was offered provided he played in twenty games or more next season.However, Robbie and his agent Gordon Armstrong have turned down that offer and the player has decided to move elsewhere with suggestions that two other clubs have put two year deals on the table.Manager Brian Laws said, as the club broke the news: Obviously I am disappointed that Robbie has turned down what we consider to be a very reasonable deal for a 34-year-old."The offer is a 12-month deal with a further one year option, but Robbie wanted two years and we just couldnt'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."
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