Blackburn Rovers head coach Owen Coyle has told BBC Sport that Ben Marshall does want to sign a new contract with the club.
The 25-year-old winger’s contract expires at the end of the season and there had been reports in the summer that Wolves and Fulham made bids for him to give Blackburn the chance to cash in. However they held firm and refused those offers and will keep him until at least January.
The fear is that Blackburn have missed a chance to get some money for Marshall, who can also play as a full back, as his contract expires next season and he could easily leave the club on a free. While the club did rake in £10m in fees during the summer, it’s obvious they need even more money if they want to put some investment into the squad as they only ended up spending £250K which was all on one player, Derrick Williams.
However Coyle has insisted that he does want to stay at Ewood Park and that he will be agreeing a new deal with the club very soon. He said: “I’m hopeful something can be resolved to have Ben at the club long-term, and it protects an asset,”
“The great thing was Ben came to see me before the game last week and said ‘listen gaffer, I really like it here and if something can be done I want to be here’, which I thought was brilliant.
“Off the back of that, a couple of days ago I spoke to his representative.”