Super Eagles’ and Hapoel Be’er Sheva midfielder, John Ogochukwu Ogu has opened up on the current situation regarding his contract with the Israeli champions as he enters the final eight months of his contract with them, Aoifootball.com reports.
The 30-year-old combative midfielder joined the club in 2014 from Portuguese side Academica, but as he enters the final lap of his current deal, Ogu, however, urged his supporters not to be carried away by the current situation as he still remains keen on leading the club back to where they belong in the league.
“I’ve had a lot of people asking me about my future at the club. First and foremost I love this club. I have a special bond with the fans in particular, and I hope you have seen from every performance that I give my all for you. The club, management and owner have been kind to me over the years and I’ve grown as a player and person.
“My contract runs out in the summer and I’m not getting any younger. I need to secure myself financially but there is always a balance between financial incentive and what your heart wants. I truly want to stay. My agent @hootanacan has started discussion with the club to renew my contract and he’s told me that the club are also keen for me to stay.
“These things are never black and white and take time. Please be patient with both me and the club, I hope and I’m sure we will reach an agreement to keep me here that is fair for the club but also reflective of commitment and service to Beer Sheva.
“In the meantime there are some very important games and whilst discussions are ongoing between the club and my agent, I hope you will respect this privacy as I wish to concentrate on the team in what is an important year for us to be back to winning ways,” Ogu posted whilst explaining the current situation on ground.
Ogu has featured in over 100 games for Be’er Sheva and remains a very important player to the club, having led them to three consecutive league titles. He has also won two Super Cups and one Toto Cup since his arrival in 2014. ️