Fulham skipper Danny Murphy is adamant to see his team-mates renewing their contracts before they either become a free agent or are allured by other clubs.
The 33-year-old is well aware of the fact that many of the players are running out of their contract and the club needs to sort out the things to re-assemble the team to capture a respectable position in the coming campaign.
According to Murphy:
Strangely enough, and I don’t know why the club has let it happen, but seven or eight of the squad are into the last year of their contracts, I don’t think that’s particularly healthy, and not many clubs allow that to happen.
Danny told the Daily Mirror,
I think it’s important that we get it sorted as a club because it is difficult for players to be having a year left on their contracts. I think it’s important that we get it sorted as a club because it is difficult for players to be having a year left on their contracts. New additions are all very well and good, but I think we need to get the players with a year left tied down and keep as many of the squad together as possible.
On the very much in-focused transfer speculation of Fulham Number 1 Mark Schwarzer and left back Paul Konchesky, Murphy said:
Obviously when players do well they can move on to bigger and better things – I know Arsenal are chasing Schwarzer and Liverpool are after Konchesky – and I don’t know whether we will be able to keep them, it’s out of my hands. But you can’t buy experience and you don’t want to be losing key members of your squad.
Daniel Ben Danny Murphy who became a cottager in 2007 seems determined to persuade his boss, Mark Huges to renew the contracts between the club and the players to ensure that this team remains assembled for a season or two.