Bournemouth legend Simon Francis insists he is not planning to retire and is hoping he can make it 10 years at the club. The 33-year-old joined the club in 2012 and he has since become a crowd favourite after making 259 league appearances.
Francis signed a contract extension on the south coast in May and he is committed to the club until at least 2020.
He will be 35 by that point but the former Charlton man insists he does not have any retirement plans in place.
“I certainly haven’t put a ceiling on it yet,” Francis told the Daily Echo.
“I’ve been very fortunate to not pick up any long-term injuries while I’ve been at Bournemouth, so I feel as fit as ever and feel I can still offer a lot to the club.
“I know 35 is an age at which a lot of players retire but I don’t see me doing that at all.
“I would love to try to get to a testimonial year and then next two would take me to nine. To get to 10 years would be a massive achievement so that is a target for me at the moment.”
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