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Beni wants to stay

Adam Bell  Friday, May 18, 2001  09:24 GMT

Benito Carbone has broken his silence towards the media, and says he expects to be back at Valley Parade next season.
It has been widely predicted that he will move on in the summer, following City's relegation, but so far there have been no enquiries let alone offers, either from clubs here or abroad.
His departure would pave the way for Jim Jefferies to bring in several new players for less than the reported £40,000 the Italian earns a week.
Carbone though says he thinks he will still be at City come the new Nationwide season, he said: "I think for sure I will be here. I'm still a Bradford player and have three years left on my contract so if nothing happens in the summer I must come back and help Bradford back to the Premiership.
"I want a quiet six weeks holiday and we'll see what happens. If some other club wants me then I'll sit down with the manager and chairman and discuss it then but at the moment my first thought is to come back to Bradford.
"I like it here and I'm happy here and my family are happy. My boy speaks English and corrects me when I get something wrong! I said before when I was in Birmingham that the Aston Villa dressing room was the best I'd had in football and it is the same here with very nice people."
Whether he does stay remains to be seen. His departure would certainly make things easier for Jefferies on the financial front, but on the other side of the coin, what a player he could be in the First Division, and the "will he or won't he" debate is sure to carry on over the summer.

Picture: Carbone settled at Valley Parade
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