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Montella urges Ljajic stay

Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella believes Adem Ljajic should be looking to extend his contract, rather than move on.

Last Updated: 19/07/13 at 10:00 Post Comment

Adem Ljajic: Among the most sought-after talents in Serie A

Adem Ljajic: Among the most sought-after talents in Serie A

The 21-year-old playmaker is among the most sought-after talents in Serie A after displaying year-on-year improvement in his game.

Last season saw him add a goal threat to his impressive repertoire after he scored 11 times in the Italian top flight.

His efforts have not gone unnoticed, with AC Milan having been strongly linked with an approach for his services.

The Rossoneri have cooled their interest after struggling to shift Robinho, but clubs across Europe continue to monitor his situation closely.

Montella understands why Ljajic is generating so much hype, but believes his ongoing development would benefit from extending a deal in Florence which is due to run until 2014.

He said: "Adem has experienced important growth over the last few months, but he needs to improve again.

"For me, and I have told him this, he should stay at Fiorentina for at least one more year, preferably longer, if he is to become a champion."

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nd we always will love Ozil. I don't really mind if no other team can see just how brilliant he is, or if people think he is rubbish, because we know he is far from it. He is a fantastic player, and if people cannot see that it can only be a good thing, in that he will be at Arsenal for years to come, pulling the strings from behind a glass veil.

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like the list and Ozil in particular does seem under appreciated when you look at his stats (an odd thing considering his fee or maybe because of it). Palace have a few and I've always thought Dwight Gayle at Palace was under rated, certainly when you look at his goals per game ratio. You can probably also add Ryan Bertrand at Saints who should be in the England team in my view.

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ew Shaun Wright Phillips, there I've said it. If any club offers stupid money we'd be stupid to say no, he's not a potential worldie by any stretch and I feel that after a few years warming the bench at city or Chelsea he'll be back at QPR smoking sheesha pipes under Harry Redknapp.

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