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Gambia Defender Simon Richter Angry Over Club’s Snail Pace to Extend Contract

Simon Richter is seething over his club’s slow pace to extend his contract, Foroyaa Sport reports. The Gambia international whose two-and-half-year deal runs out next month is left in the dark over whether he will be offered fresh terms or not.

The centre-back who made his international debut for Gambia at 32 last month, has been locked in talks with Danish second-tier side FC Roskilde for months regarding an improved deal. But it appears there’s little headway in the prolonged negotiations with the side dragging its feet and unwilling to meet the Scorpion’s demands.

The situation has left Richter –born to Gambian father – red-faced with the prospect of having to ply his trade elsewhere in the division.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“We’ve been talking for some time but cannot agree (on a deal) with just a month left before the contract expires. I do not expect us to agree before that,”[/perfectpullquote]

Richter said.

“I’m so annoyed because I’m really happy to be playing here. It is a very exciting project and there are a lot of good people in the club. I was, therefore, interested in staying. Although I can’t rule out a possible agreement, that does not look likely to happen.

“I’m really in shape physically. I started playing for Gambia’s national team and feel that I still have some good years left in me. I am therefore prepared to continue and at a high level. I believe that it may well be in the 1st division (second tier).”

Over whether there are suitors lurking over securing his services, the centre-back also comfortable at right-back wasn’t forthcoming but said any move will have to favor his young family.

Richter has featured twenty-seven times for FC Roskilde who sit joint-third as the club pushes to reach the promotion play-offs.



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