Keith Lasley said the Motherwell fans helped sway his decision aftee committing himself to the club for another two years.
The midfielder has penned a deal to stay at Fir Park, joining Stevie Hammell in staying with Stuart McCall’s men.
Lasley, who is likely to become club captain following Stephen Craigan's retirement, said he was delighted to stay and can now look forward to a Champions League qualifying campaign.
He told MFC TV: “I never wanted to leave Motherwell. It was similar to any contract, there were negotiations back and forth but I am just so pleased it has been sorted out. I am already looking forward to next season.
“There was other interest and a few other interested clubs and obviously you have got to think about your family.
"But I’ve been here a long time now and, with how good a season we had and how much I enjoyed it as well as the relationship I have with the fans and the club and that was certainly a swaying factor in me saying.”
The club’s chief executive Leeann Dempster said keeping Motherwell’s most experienced players was a high priority.
She said: “We are still negotiating with others but we hope both players staying will send out a message of intent.”
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