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Ireland claims he is a long way from new City deal

May 19, 2009

Manchester City star Stephen Ireland insists he is a long way from agreeing a new contract with the Eastlands club.

Stephen Ireland
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Reports last week suggested the midfielder was set to be offered a big-money four-year deal after excelling in a season which saw him shortlisted for the PFA's Young Player of the Year award.

The 22-year-old believes his performances this term speak for themselves and has called on the City hierarchy to resolve his future.

''We're nowhere with the contract, to be honest, we're still a long way off. Talks have barely started,'' he told the Daily Mirror.

''I don't know what's going to happen and if I'm going to sign or not sign. It's out of my hands right now, it's up to the club, not me.

''It's getting to the stage now where I don't know if I'm going to be signing or not. I think I've done enough this year, let my football do the talking.

''The club haven't really made an offer yet. If they make one great - if not, I've got two years left.''