Pep Guardiola keen on handing Aleksandar Kolarov contract extension

Pep Guardiola keen on handing Aleksandar Kolarov contract extension


Manchester City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov could receive a new contract extension if manager Pep Guardiola gets his way.

The Spanish tactician is apparently keen on prolonging the Serbian’s stay in the blue half of Manchester after a string of impressive displays.

Kolarov, who turns 31 in November, is contracted until June 2018, however Guardiola intimated a new deal for the ex-Lazio man could be imminent.

“We’re in September so we have time, what I want is that Kola [Aleksandar Kolarov] is happy here,” Guardiola told the Mirror.

“Of course we are going to be interested to speak to him. But what I want now is that he is happy and everyday he feels comfortable playing.

“He’s a guy who has helped us a lot from the beginning that is the most important thing.

Though Guardiola stated the final decision would be left up to Kolarov to determine his fate.

“We have time to speak, but ultimately, the players decide. If he wants to stay, he’s going to stay.

“If he wants to leave because he wants a change, he’s going to change.”

Kolarov has featured in all eight matches under the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss and is expected to start against Swansea City on Saturday.

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