Nordtveit in no rush to sign new deal

Borussia MG midfielder Havard Nordtveit insists he will take his time over the decision of whether or not to extend his contract with the club.

Nordtveit's current deal expires at the end of the season and, with reported interest from several English Premier League clubs in securing his services, Gladbach are keen to have him commit to a new deal.

However, the Norway international is adamant he will not be rushed into making a decision about his future and his career, and says he needs to be sure the decision he makes is the correct one for him and his family.

"Let's see, we still have time," the 25-year-old told the Rheinische Post. "We are talking about my career, it's not just football. This has to fit with my family and therefore it is not easy.

"This is an important decision and I will take my time, because then I will make the right decision."

The midfielder arrived from Arsenal after failing to make a single first team appearance in three and a half years at the Gunners and Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl hopes he decides to stay because of the opportunities he has been given at the club compared to his time in England.

"Havard has been given the chance to become a player in the time he has been with us," Eberl explained. "We have had a great time together and we would like to extend that. Now he has to decide."