Crewe Alexandra hopeful of Max Clayton extension

Max Clayton is yet to decide on whether to commit to the offer of a new three year extension with Crewe Alexandra.

The League One side has offered the teenage striker the chance to extend his stay at the club by a further three years but the England Under-19 striker is yet to make a decision regarding his future. The offer of a new contract has been on the table for the last eighteen months, but so far, the player has refused to sign on the dotted lines.

Steve Davis, the club manager has said that they haven’t given the teenage striker any deadline for signing the new contract, adding that if he stays at the club, it will be great for the club and the player and he will be a big part of the team.

Speaking to BBC, Davis said that the club has maintained that they have always wanted to develop him further, and that Crewe Alexandra would welcome the player being at the club for the next three years and that is what he has been offered by the club.

Clayton was in fine form for the Railwaymen during his time at the club and scored nine times in his first full team as a first team player in 2012/13, which included the all important winner against Southend United that clinched the Saint Johnstone’s Pain Trophy at Wembley.

However, he could only add two more goals in the last season as he broke his ankle during the first round FA Cup clash with Wycombe Wanderers that ruled him out of action for the next five months.

If the player does move on, however, Crewe Alexandra albeit will suffer a huge loss in terms of losing a great young talent, are entitled to a decent fee as the player is still under 24 years old.