Palace chief cools Clyne rumours

14 December 2010 12:30
Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has clarified Nathaniel Clyne's contract situation after claims the talented teen was due to be a free agent in the summer. The England U19 international had been linked with a January exit from Selhurst Park and has not put pen to paper on new terms despite the fact it would significantly bump up his salary. "Nathaniel has got a year-and-a-half to run and there's a lot of water to go under the bridge," Parish told the South London Press. "He could be on a lot more money than he is on, but he's thinking about that offer. "We don't want these guys thinking about it every day - they need to concentrate on their football as well. "I don't think it is a question that Nathaniel doesn't want to sign a contract - at this stage he wants to keep his options open and that's fine. "That's the best thing to do in order to get a better contract or get the move he might want to the Premier League. We're all in a good place - me, his agent and the player."

Source: PA