Its Official: Jorge Grant Pens New Imps Deal

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It always happens, I pack up for the day, head off thinking nothing is happening and boom, the Imps make a big announcement.

I have jogged back to cover this – Jorge Grant has penned a new deal with the Imps which keeps him here until the summer of 2023. That’s right folks, two-and-a-half more years of that wonderful man spraying balls around the park at will.

It hasn’t even been a saga, has it? It has all been conducted in private, with little media coverage and minimal fuss. I spoke to Jorge earlier in December and whilst I would never ask him about the contract situation, I got the impression he was more than happy to be at Lincoln.

“I did feel a bit of a nomad early in my career, I felt like I couldn’t really get settled anywhere,” he told me. “There were times when I got close to leaving Forest and the move didn’t happen and it was tough at times. I came here and I said I wanted Lincoln City to be my home and it has become that. I am really settled now and I’m really happy at the moment too.”

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That is a sentiment the 11-goal midfielder added to in his comments after penning the new deal.

Speaking to weareimps.com, Jorge said: “I am delighted, there is huge ambition at the club and the whole structure we have is something I am happy to be a part of. I am thankful that the Gaffer has pushed me to make the most out of my potential. It won’t stop now because I want to carry on doing what I have been doing this season. I am really happy at the moment.”

Michael is also delighted to have secured Jorge’s services for the foreseeable future, Imps, saying: “We are delighted to keep Jorge at the club, he has played an important role this season and it is a pleasure to work with him.

“He has really grown in stature as a player and has put in some outstanding performances in a number of positions. Jorge has also shown determination and a high level of maturity in the dressing room and has led by example when given the captain’s armband. He is a real asset to this football club, and we will continue to work hard to achieve our goals.”

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The 26-year-old has appeared 71 times for the Imps, scoring 13 times. This season he has been vice-captain, and netted 11 times from 29 starts in all competitions, including a stunner against Forest Green in the FA Cup, and a trademark free-kick to help turn around a 1-0 deficit against Wigan Athletic.

As a named sponsor of Jorge’s home shirt, we’re delighted he has agreed to stay with the Imps and help us to push towards our goal of Championship football.