Jermaine Jones wants to stay with the New England Revolution after this year. Jermaine Jones also wants another big contract to help make that happen.
Jones is in the final year of an 18-month deal he signed with the Revolution in August 2014, and wants to remain with the club as one of its Designated Players. The 33-year-old midfielder is seeking a contract that would pay him similarly to what he is earning now, but whether New England is willing to compensate Jones with another estimated $3.052 million remains unclear.
“Everybody knows that it’s easy to know the numbers of other players – you can just look it up,” Jones told reporters on Wednesday. “The club knows what I want, my agent knows it, and I’ll be focused that we’ll make it the same as last season.”
“I’ve always said I’m happy here,” Jones added. “I like it, my family likes it. But at the end of the day, we all know that the numbers have to be right, too.”
Jones, who will turn 34-years old early next month, helped lead the Revolution to an MLS Cup final last season before falling to the LA Galaxy. This year, his contributions have been limited due to injuries. Jones has made only 17 appearances in 2015, and not scored or assisted on any of New England’s goals.
The U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder remains a vital part of the club, however, and he and the Revolution are looking to lock up a playoff spot this weekend when they visit New York City FC in their regular-season finale.
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