JIMMY Abdou’s Millwall future should be confirmed by the end of next week, Neil Harris has revealed.
The Lions midfielder is due to put pen to paper on a new deal when he arrives back from international duty with the Comoros Islands at the end of the week.
And Harris believes the 30-year-old is happy to commit his future to Millwall.
“Jimmy is away with the Comoros Islands at the moment.
“Jimmy is really happy and I'm sure as soon as he gets back in the country next week we will tie down the loose ends and by the end of that week Jimmy will be committed to the club for the foreseeable future.
“He's been a big part of this club over a period of time and not only has he got a lot to offer on and off the pitch, he's a physical and fit midfield player.
“He knows the club inside-out, young and old players respect him. He's a player that doesn't lead vocally, but he leads by example and that’s the type of player we need in the dressing room.”
Meanwhile, Harris also revealed contracts talks with Fred Onyedinma are nearing conclusion, with the Lions boss hopeful an announcement can be made before the start of pre-season training.
“We are a long way down the line with Fred and his representatives,” Harris added. “He's all happy, he loves playing for the cub and he has had a successful loan period.
“Hopefully that’s something that should be finalised sooner rather than later.
“Fred's been away with his family and he is still away, so hopefully that be finalised in and around the start of pre-season.
"He's happy and is a player who will have a massive part to play in what we want to achieve next year.”