Rovers In Talks On New Zurab Deal
Blackburn Rovers have opened talks with Zurab Khizanishvili in the hope of getting him to sign a new contract at Ewood Park.
The Georgian International has barely played any first team football for Rovers this season and has often struggled to make the matchday squad let along the starting XI, yet despite this Rovers manager Mark Hughes has explained the situation to him and has assured him that he does have a future with the club and as such they would like to extend his contract.
Hughes told the Official Blackburn Rovers Website: "We talked to Zurab and obviously he hasn't had as much football this year as he would have liked, so he was a little bit concerned about that.
"But I think we reassured him that we view his future here and he's a player that I've got a lot of time for. I think he's got qualities that we'll need and we'll use.
"We've only just had preliminary talks with Zurab and his advisers, but I would like to think that he would be here for some time in the future."
Khizanishvili still have 18-months to run on his current contract, but the fact that Rovers are so keen to extend his stay does suggest that he will have an important role to play in the near future.
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