Club open contract talks with Wilson

With the 19-year old Wilson having been watched by a host of Premiership clubs, chairman Steve Thompson is keen to tie the highly-rated defender down to a new deal with the club, after yesterday admitting to having opened talks with the player’s agent.

Everton, West Brom, Manchester United and Chelsea have all expressed an interest in the player, who rose from the club’s YTS ranks to becoming perhaps the club’s most valuable asset of late.

Kelvin Wilson
And with the player still having contracted at Meadow Lane until the summer of 2007, chairman Steve Thompson is optimistic of ensuring Wilson’s future with the club is extended beyond that point.

Speaking to the Nottingham Evening Post yesterday, Thompson said, "We are in talks with his agent about a new contract, and are hopeful of agreeing a new deal. He is a valuable player to us, somebody we do not want to see leave the club."

"There has been a lot of interest in him for some time now, but no one has come forward with any kind of offer."

"Hopefully we can agree a deal with him that will see him stay with the club for a while longer."

Wilson had been an ever-present in the Notts side under new manager Gudjon Thordarson up until yesterday’s cup tie, with the Strelley-born starlet suspended after having picked up five yellow cards already this season.

The defender had expressed an interest in extending his time with the Magpies prior to the appointment of Gudjon Thordarson, with the recent actions of Steve Thompson hopefully working towards the renewal of the starlet’s contract with the club.

His importance to the side has not gone unnoticed by fans, or players, as recent comments from captain Julien Baudet suggest.

The Frenchman – who has formed quite a pairing with the teenager – outlined Wilson as "one of the most important" members in the squad.

Wilson should return to action in this weekend’s League Two clash with Cheltenham Town, after the player completed his one-match ban yesterday.

For any developments on Wilson’s contract talks, be sure to check back to Notts County MAD over the coming weeks.