Jussi pens Bolton deal
By Peter ORourke. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen has finally agreed a new deal at the club.
The Finnish international put pen-to-paper on the new contract following Bolton's 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday.
Bolton have been locked in talks with the 30-year-old for some time as they look to secure his long-term future.
The delay in negotiations had alerted a number of clubs to Jaaskelainen's possible availability with the likes of Arsenal and Wigan both credited with an interest in the shot-stopper.
The new deal will keep Jaaskelainen at The Reebok Stadium until the summer of 2008."I am happy here and the back-up staff are the best ones to help me get better in my career, which is a very big thing," said Jaaskelainen.
"There is no point going somewhere else if they don't have the same back-up.
"Hopefully, I can end my career at Bolton, although I am not really thinking any further than the length of this new contract.
"Obviously, if some big club comes in and wants to buy me it would be a dream but that is all it is.
"The main thing for me now is concentrate on Bolton Wanderers. That is the main thing."