Park set for new United deal

24 July 2009 08:38
Manchester United chief executive David Gill has confirmed Park Ji-sung is to be offered a new contract at Old Trafford. Park is entering the final season of his current deal, but United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is keen for the South Korean to stay with the Premier League champions. The midfielder has become an increasingly important member of Ferguson's squad since joining United from PSV Eindhoven in 2005. And Gill revealed the Red Devils are hoping to tie the 28-year-old down to a new long-term deal, with talks set to take place over the coming weeks. "We have had discussions with him and told him we are going to do it," said Gill. "It won't be done before the start of the season, but it will be pretty soon afterwards." Park is set to play in front of his South Korean fans on Friday when United face FC Seoul and Ferguson has praised the player's impact during his time at the club. Ferguson said: "When we were scouting him at PSV, I saw him in two Champions League quarter-finals and we identified a player with great understanding of space. "His movement was always very clever - especially in attacking areas - and we felt we needed somebody who could penetrate in the final areas. "Since then, he has developed his technical and tactical ability. He has done very well and become an important player for us."

Source: SKY_Sports