Bournemouth defender Jordan Zemura has expressed his desire to a new long-term contract with the English Premier League club.
The 22-year-old Zimbabwe international left-back is set to be a free agent at the end of the season.
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Talks for a new deal were suspended due to a recent takeover at the club after Las Vegas businessman Bill Foley completed his £150million takeover of Bournemouth last month.
“I will see what the situation will cover with the new owners. I’m focusing on myself as a player firstly, and the club will need to focus on what it needs to do first,” Zemura said in an interview with BBC Radio Solent.
He added: “I’m not too worried about the takeover. I love this place and with everything going well, I have no reason to leave.”
Zemura believes his next contract will be the most significant in his career thus far.
“I’m 22, this will be my first serious contract and something I can’t rush. With my age, it’s something that I’m supposed to be sure of for the sake of my career.”
Zemura has so far made 10 appearances for Bournemouth in their first 12 matches in the Premier League so far this campaign, highlighting his importance at the Cherries.
Yet despite the England-born Zimbabwean star’s rise at the club, according to Spotrac, the Bournemouth star is one of the lowest-paid players in the English Premier League.
Spotrac, which is the largest online sports team, and player contract resource on the internet recently revealed that Zemura was on a weekly wage of just £385.
This is in huge contrast with stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin de Bruyne and Mohamed Salah who are some of the best-paid players in world football, earning well over £300,000 per week.