AC Milan defender Simon Kjaer has expressed a clear willingness to sign a renewal and extend his contract beyond the current 2022 deadline.
Kjaer arrived amid some initial scepticism during the winter transfer window of the 2019-20 season on an initial loan spell from Sevilla, but his performances alongside Alessio Romagnoli convinced the management to sign him outright.
The Dane has continued to be a pivotal leader of what is a very young squad and has now formed an effective centre-back pairing with Fikayo Tomori too, but his contract expires at the end of the season which has prompted questions about whether a renewal is imminent or not.
Kjaer spoke at a press conference ahead of Denmark’s upcoming internationals and responded to a question about his renewal with the Rossoneri, with MilanNews relaying his response.
“Am I closer to renewing with Milan? No, but I’m still extremely happy to play for the Rossoneri. I have spent so many moments in football, that I do not focus on this aspect,” he revealed.
“I feel good, I like to play and enjoy life at Milan. The club knows my opinion and my position on it: when they want to resolve the issue, they also know they can call me.”