Preston North End have offered a number of key players new contracts as they look to keep them at the club according to the Lancashire Post.
Alan Browne, Ben Davies, Ben Pearson and Daniel Johnson are those that have received contract offers ahead of the January transfer window.
They’re all out-of-contract at the end of this year’s campaign, and the club are clearly keen to keep the quartet at the club for the foreseeable future.
Davies has been attracting significant interest from other clubs heading towards the New Year, with the likes of AFC Bournemouth being previously interested in landing his signature.
Whilst Johnson’s performances haven’t gone unnoticed, with Scottish giants Rangers being keen on signing him during the summer transfer window, although a move failed to materialise at the time for one reason or another.
Pearson has been a regular for Preston over the years, and has made seven appearances in total for Alex Neil’s side this term in all competitions.
Preston are currently sat 14th in the Championship table, and the Deepdale faithful will be eager to see thier side find some much-needed consistency in their results at the earliest of opportunities.
It is believed that the new offers are ‘significant’ increases on their current contracts with the Lancashire-based side.
Preston are set to return to action this weekend, when they take on Sheffield Wednesday at Deepdale on Saturday afternoon.
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This is a smart move by Preston.
It’s likely that all of the players mentioned will have other clubs interested in signing them, especially as they’re out-of-contract at the end of this year’s campaign.
Therefore, it makes sense for North End to look at keeping them at the club, as it would be hugely frustrating if they lost them on a free when their current deals with the club expire.
If they can tie down two or three of these players to new contracts, then it’ll be a real boost to their chances of winning promotion into the Premier League in future seasons.