Mark Viduka has been out six months with an Achilles injury but he makes no secret of the fact he hopes his contract is extended for another year, as he says he just loves playing for and living in Newcastle.
Mark told BBC Radio Newcastle today:
“I love playing for and living in Newcastle and would love to stay,” “Whatever happens with the club I like being involved and would love to stay another year.”
“But I’m not thinking about that. I’m just thinking about getting back.” “We need to get together and forget about all the distractions off the field and start to play as a team.”
“For the past however many months it’s been all over the place all the time.” “I think the appointment of Joe Kinnear is a good thing because we now know who is in charge for the next six months at least.”
“Hopefully we can get together and start to function as a team and it will be difficult to beat us.” “I think we have the players to do it. Once we do start playing we can beat anybody.”
Mark has appeared just 29 times for Newcastle United since signing for the club 18 months ago as a free agent, and has made 21 starts. Mark also has 7 goals but we understand he’s on wages of around £60K/week so those goals have come at some price to the club.
Anyway, we’ll run a poll, and let us know whether you think Newcastle should extend Mark’s contract for another year from next summer.
Comments also welcome.