Wigan Athletic chairman David Sharpe says the club have made their ‘final’ offer of a new contract to club captain Emmerson Boyce, reports Wigan Today.
The 35-year-old has been with the Latics for nine years but is out-of-contract in the summer.
The defender told the Wigan Observer this week of his ‘disappointment’ over the club’s ‘laughable’ offer to keep him at the DW Stadium with a pay-as-you-play deal.
Sharpe has praised Boyce and wants to keep him at the club but is adamant that negotiations are kept to a minimum.
“Emmerson has been a great servant to this club over nine seasons, on and off the field,” said Sharpe to Wigan Today.
“We have made him an offer which we feel reflects this, not forgetting the fact that he turns 36 in September.
“I’ve made Emmerson what I feel is a very respectable final offer, and I would love him to accept.
“But if that is not the case then as a club we wish him all the best for the future.”
Boyce has made nearly 300 appearances for Wigan since joining from Crystal Palace in a £1 million deal in August 2006 and was a part of the side that won the FA Cup in 2013.
The Latics are hoping that Jermaine Pennant will stay with the club after impressing during a short-term spell last season.