Williams Dismisses Ooijer Reports
Blackburn Rovers defender Andre Ooijer might be out of contract at the end of the season but Rovers chairman John Williams has denied claims that Ooijer has already been told he can have a free transfer.
Ooijer has been subject of media speculation surrounding a return to Holland with Feyenoord next summer (if not before) this has been played down by Feyenoord, although Ooijer himself has left the door open for such a move, and other reports are claiming that Rovers have already told him that he can leave on a free transfer in the summer, something that Williams has denied.
Williams told the Lancashire Telegraph: "It's simply not true that we've said to Andre he can leave on a free transfer next summer.
"The situation with his contract is very simple. We signed him on a two-year deal last summer and the club has the option of a further year if we want to extend it.
"The date that clause must be exercised by is around April time, so no decision has to be made just yet.
"All I will say is Andre is a very valuable member of Mark Hughes' squad."
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