Bolton Wanderers ace Andre Moritz must wait for new deal like the rest
ANDRE Moritz will have to wait until the end of this season before finding out if he gets another deal at Wanderers.
The Brazilian playmaker has struggled to hold down a regular place in the side because of injury but still boasts five goals from five starts in the league.
Dougie Freedman signed Moritz in the summer on a one-year contract, describing him as a “present to the fans” but speaking this week, the
Wanderers boss said his Samba ace would be given no special provision with regard to contract talks.
The 27-year-old’s deal expires in the summer, alongside Chris Eagles, Zat Knight, Tyrone Mears, Stuart Holden and David Ngog, who is currently out on loan at Swansea City.
And while Holden is thought to have been given assurances he has a future at the Reebok, provided his rehabilitation from injury is successful, Moritz will have to wait and see how the Whites fare in the next few months before entering into negotiations with the club.
“We won’t be talking right now,” Freedman told The Bolton News.
“I don’t think it’s fair to the football club – here’s me preaching on about the length of contracts and my first job has to be to make sure the club is in a stable position. I’m not going to apologise for that, it’s just where I am.
“I have got to concentrate on the here and now.”
Knight was recently linked heavily with a move to MLS side Philadelphia Union, although an official approach for his services has yet to be made.
The defender had earlier spoken about extending his career with Wanderers for another 12 months – a sentiment shared by Eagles, who said last month that he “loved” the club.