Carlisle Hands Derek Asamoah a New Deal


Ghanaian striker Derek Asamoah has been offered a new deal by Carlisle United after impressing during his short-term stay with the English third tier side.

The attacker has been handed a written offer and has been given until January 1 to respond before the deal is sealed if he agrees to the terms of the offer.

Carlisle boss Keith Curle says Asamoah is among four players who are currently on short-term deals who have been handed contract renewal offers.

Those handed the new contracts Joe Thompson, Angelo Balanta, Derek Asamoah and David Atkinson.

“We’re in the final stages of negotiations with Joe Thompson, Angelo Balanta, Derek Asamoah and David Atkinson,” the 52-year-old said when confirming the Cumbrians offer for the quartet.

“The players have been given their offers in writing and it’s now down to their representatives to dot the I’s and cross the T’s.

“We’re hopeful that those players will all be able to agree their contracts. Some of them have been offered deals until the end of the season and some have been offered longer contracts.

“They have until 1 January 2016 to let us know but I’ve had good communication with all of them. I’ve told them where I want them to go in terms of their footballing ability and how I see them fitting in. Conversations have been very positive so now it’s a case of making sure the legalities of how it’s been put down on paper fit with their requirements.

“All of the contracts we’ve set out are incentivised and performance related because we think that’s the way forward for the football club. Players will get financial reward for success on the pitch. For the football club to pay money out, it has to be earned by the players on the pitch.

“If we’re doing our jobs we’ll get the support, and the more support we get the more money the football club has to pay the players.”

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