–Over a new contract
Villarreal striker Ikechukwu Uche has been in negotiations with the club over a new and improved contract in the last few weeks, but a potential deal is said to still be quite a way off.
The Nigerian’s current contract would see him become a free agent on June 30th 2015, but Villarreal are keen to retain his services beyond that date. It’s thought that initial contact was made around a fortnight ago, while the player appears receptive to extending his contract.
Villarreal club sources have since assured AS that the renewal is not close to being completed yet. The club are confident that the offer will be enough to retain Uche, but it will depend mostly on the player’s choice.
The 30-year old has been a pivotal figure at El Madrigal since returning from a loan spell at Granada in the 2011/12 season. He has scored 28 goals in the previous two seasons, while also acting as the club’s top scorer in consecutive campaigns – making him a highly important member of Marcelino’s squad.