McLean agrees new Posh deal
Striker explains reasons for asking to leave
Last Updated: July 18, 2008 7:14pm
McLean: Now wants to stay
Aaron McLean has agreed to sign a new four-year contract at Peterborough United after being taken off the transfer list.
The striker had asked to leave the League One club earlier in the summer after Wolves had a bid rejected.
Peterborough had set out their demands for McLean, with the club looking for a deal which could eventually reach £5million.
However, McLean now wants to stay at London Road and has outlined his reasons for previously requesting a transfer.
"I have asked for my transfer request to be withdrawn and have agreed to sign a new four-year contract with Peterborough United," said McLean in a statement on the club's official website.
"I saw that submitting a transfer request would enable me to fulfil a lifelong dream of playing in the Premier league within a short period of time.
"I will always play with 110% commitment and will without doubt continue to do so for the fans, club, and my family and team-mates, who have been great from the moment I made my debut.
"I am very lucky to be a professional footballer and you never know how long this great career will last. When Wolves made an offer for me I believed at the time this would help me reach my goal of playing at the highest level and to help me to become financially secure, enabling me to look after my family better.
"There were no other hidden motives in handing in a written transfer request. I discussed this with my family and my agent and we agreed this was the best path for us at that time.
"I hope this now brings closure to these events and allows me to concentrate on pulling on the shirt and playing with the pride and determination that I hope has always been seen as my trademark and score the goals that will once again bring success to our club."