In a recent article from The Athletic, it was revealed that Derby County forward Colin Kazim-Richards hopes to extend his Rams contract by another year.
Kazim-Richards moved to Pride Park in October following his departure from Mexican side CF Pachuca in August and it may be fair to say he’s played a fairly prominent role for the club since then, featuring in all but three of the Rams’ Championship fixtures since his arrival.
What exactly has The Athletic revealed about Kazim-Richards’ contract hopes?
In this report, it was revealed that the 34-year-old, whose Rams deal is set to expire at the end of this season, ‘would be more than happy’ to extend his stay at the club by another year.
It would seem as though Kazim-Richards is certainly enjoying his time at Pride Park, as it is also claimed that he would even be willing to take a pay cut in order to secure a Rams contract extension.
A key player for Derby County
While Kazim-Richards only joined the Rams in October, he’s a key player for the Championship side, as he is currently one of only two natural centre-forwards in the Rams’ first-team, per Transfermarkt.
Additionally, though he’s managed just two goal contributions in his 11 league appearances for Derby so far, Kazim-Richards has become something of a cult hero, with his on-the-pitch leadership, in particular, emerging as a positive to his game according to this report from The Athletic.
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As a result, it would do the Rams no harm to tie Kazim-Richards down to a longer-term deal, and his stance about staving off an exit in 2021 should be considered a big boost.
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