Perry Ng has been talking about speculation linking him to a move away from Gresty Road.
The twenty-three-year-old right-back has had a standout season for the Railwaymen making forty-nine appearances and culminating in him winning the award for both supporters and players’ player-of-the-season.
The Crewe academy product has recently captained the side in the absence of George Ray, and his assured, consistent performances have led to speculation over his future with scouts from League One and the Championship regularly heading to Cheshire to check on his progress.
The Liverpool born defender signed a new three year deal with Crewe last summer and told the club’s official website he wasn’t interested in listening to football gossip and was perfectly happy at the Alex: ‘You hear a lot of rumours but I hate hearing it, I’d rather not know.’
‘I’m contracted to Crewe for another two years so unless something big changes I’ll still be here.’
‘If I wasn’t happy here I wouldn’t have signed in the first place. I’m happy if I stay it doesn’t bother me at all, I’m very relaxed about it.’
Ng has now made over one hundred appearances for the Alex and increasingly displays a calm and mature attitude evident in this interview.
He is a very talented player who many observers argue is the best in his position at League Two level.
David Artell will be desperate to keep his prize asset as he looks to develop his young squad next season and mount a promotion challenge.
However, Artell also knows that if he does go, the money will help him add to his squad in key areas.
It is a policy that has served Crewe well over the years, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them cash in on Ng who can no doubt hold his own at a much higher level.