Danish first Division side Viborg FF, have offered Ghanaian midfielder Jeff Mensah a two-year contract extension which expires in the summer of 2022.
Mensah signed the new deal on Tuesday afternoon.
”Viborg FF and Jeff Mensah have agreed to extend the collaboration until the summer of 2022,” the club announced on their official website.
-It has not been a pretty difficult decision for me to extend here. There are always some considerations about the future when you are close to contract expiration, but I am happy to be here, and feel good both on and off the field.
Commenting on the contract extension, Mensah said: ”I know the club inside and out, and have got a good role here both on the field, but also outside, where I also have to take some responsibility in relation to the young players in the squad. I think we are doing something good, and of course I would also like to be a part of that in the future, where we will hopefully also play the Superliga again, it sounds from Mensah.”
Viborg FF sports manager Jesper Fredberg however, expressed delight at Mensah for signing the new contract.
”We are really happy for Jeff, who is a well-liked person of all in the club. He is a skilled player who works hard and can cover several positions, and at the same time he is also a great asset to the social [sic] in the squad. He is a real Viborg boy with an important role both on and off the field, and we look forward to continuing the collaboration.” he said.
The 2-8-year old midfielder began his senior career with Viborg in the 2009–10 season and later joined Skive on loan in February 2015.
In May 2016, he was released by Viborg at the end of his contract and spent the second half of 2016 in Norway with Hødd.
He then returned to Denmark with Thisted in January 2017 and rejoined Viborg for the 2018–19 season after excelling at the club.
Mensah who was born in Viborg, Denmark to Ghanaian parents, is the brother of Kevin Mensah who is also a professional footballer.