Plymouth Argyle midfielder Antoni Sarcevic has been offered a new contract at Home Park but remains coy for now on whether he will stay on for another season.
Speaking to the club’s official website pafc.co.uk, the 28-year-old said: “It’s only been a couple of days, but I appreciate the manager and the club for trusting me and offering me a new contract. It’s going to take a bit of time, but I’ll think hard and focus on what’s right for me and my family.”
Sarcevic was this week named as Plymouth’s Player of the Season, gaining 58% of the vote as Byron Moore and Alex Palmer completed the top three (as per pafc.co.uk).
The Manchester native was Argyle’s top scorer in 2019/20 with 11 goals in all competitions, while his tally of eight assists was the second highest in Ryan Lowe’s squad, therefore playing a key role in helping them to achieve promotion to League One.
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One of those 11 strikes was named as the club’s Goal of the Season, namely his stunning rocket into the top corner in the 3-2 win at Salford City in February. It was moments such as that which made it such an easy decision for the club to offer him a new contract, with his current deal set to expire this summer.
Without Sarcevic’s goals, Plymouth would have earned 10 fewer points this season, a return which would have seen them just about clinch a play-off place rather than going up automatically as they have done.
It would clearly be to Plymouth’s great benefit if Sarcevic agrees to commit another year to the club given his performances this season and, with the Pilgrims operating at a higher level in 2020/21, his influence could become even more crucial.
The 28-year-old is perfectly justified in wanting to make the decision that is best for his family but hopefully he will be content to stay put at Home Park and continue being a match-winning presence in Lowe’s line-up.
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