Bartley wants Cherries deal
Midfielder keen to stay despite taking pay cut
Last Updated: February 28, 2008 2:13pm
Marvin Bartley is aiming to sign a new deal at Bournemouth, despite the club's financial status.
Marvin Bartley is aiming to sign a new contract at Bournemouth, despite the club's troubled financial status.
The League One club have entered administration and have also asked the players to accept a 50 per cent pay cut.
Bartley is aware the action will affect the squad, but he is not looking to secure a move away from Dean Court.
Instead, the young midfielder wants to extend his contract, which expires in the summer, after breaking into Kevin Bond's first-team plans.
"It's been a roller-coaster," Bartley told the Bournemouth Daily Echo. "You don't want to take a 50 per cent pay cut, but we had to do it to help the club because you've got to put the club first.
"It's definitely going to affect me, but we've been told that we will get the money at a later date and I've just got to get through it.
"My contract is up at the end of the season and although I know it's difficult because we're in administration, hopefully something can be sorted out between now and then.
"Regardless of what happens, I want to be here next season."