Chris Morgan signs for a further 3 years
Sheffield United have arguably just made their best signing of the summer by having a 3-year extension offer to Chris Morgan's contract being accepted by the Blades cult hero... Legend. The man's simply a Sheffield United legend. He's been through thick and this with this great club for seven years now, and he has shown his true colours by vowing to stay at Beautiful Downtown Bramall Lane for another THREE YEARS at least!
Morgs is even looking beyond that and says a further playing contract could be on the agenda when the three years are up! However, if the body can't take 46+ games a season, a coaching role at the Blades could be an option. You get a real sense that Morgs absolutely loves this place. He's been through thick and thin with United since arriving from Barnsley in July 2003, and he must be the best free acqusition the Blades have EVER made. Promotion to the Premier League, relegation from the Premier League and missing out on a place in the promised land at Wembley last year are all a few highs and lows the 32-year-old has been part of at the Blades. Today (Friday) he rubber-stamped a brand new deal at S2 and claimed he 'feels part of the office furniture' at United. His three-year extension could persuade the likes of Nick Montgomery and Gary Naysmith to prolong their stays at Bramall Lane. Morgs, a true Blade through and through, spoke about his renewal: "The Club was willing to talk to me about helping me get my badges - which is nice of them - but my priority now is playing whilst I can.
"There was a time in football when 35 years of age was reckoned to be the time to pack in but, as I was saying to Richard Cresswell a few days ago, things have changed a bit. "Players are fitter and better looked after these days and if you can avoid serious injury you can carry on longer if you still have the enthusiasm. "I have been here seven years already and feel part of the furniture in a good way. The Club has changed in so many ways during that time and I am grateful that they have seen fit to recognise that I am worth another three years. "I still feel fit and strong and until the legs start telling me otherwise I will keep playing." The Blades skipper epitomises the 'Blades Way' and the fans thank him for nailing his colours to the mast. It is rumoured that he snuffed a move to Leeds to remain at Sheffield United. Cheers, Morgs. The images used on this article are copyright to Action Images and SportBox.TV
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