Entertainment: Farke hopes for a signal effect by PLEA extension

Assessing the NBA’s Contract Extension Landscape

  Assessing the NBA’s Contract Extension Landscape Which players are most likely to ink contract extensions before the start of next season? View the original article to see embedded media. Free agency is effectively in the rearview mirror as the calendar turns to August, placing a greater focus on the upcoming season ahead. But there is still one aspect of NBA business still unsettled for players across the league. Numerous notable names face questions regarding potential contract extensions before the 2022–23 season kicks off in October, with both league stalwarts and rising stars looking to cash in.

Borussia Mönchengladbach coach Daniel Farke hopes with the contract extension of Alassane Plea for signaling effects for other players. «This is a great sign. It would be good if one or the other player could follow promptly, »Farke told the TV broadcaster Sky on the sidelines of the Bundesliga game against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday. In particular, the contracts of top performers such as goalkeeper Yann Sommer, international Jonas Hofmann, Ramy Bensebaini or Marcus Thuram run in 2023.

Gladbachs Trainer Daniel Farke vor der Partie. © Marius Becker/dpa Gladbach coach Daniel Farke before the game.

"We are not financially betting on roses because Corona has struck a bit and there are no longer any revenue from international competition," added Farke. That is why the situation is "already challenging to move quality players to contract extensions".

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