FAB DEAL IS FUTURE THRILLER FOR VILLA
FABIAN DELPH’S shock decision to sign a new deal at Aston Villa is a statement of intent from the club, insists Andreas Weimann.
The 25-year-old England midfielder had been expected to leave Paul Lambert’s men, with Liverpool and Tottenham among those keen.
But he stunned fans before Sunday’s FA Cup win over Bournemouth by announcing on the big screen that he had penned a four-and-a-half-year deal.
Now Villa hope that another contract rebel, skipper Ron Vlaar, will follow suit.
Weimann said: “It’s what the club is trying to do – keep the players here and build on it, and with Fab staying it’ll keep us going.
“Fabian’s not scared of anything, you see that in the way he plays.
“He’s a really big player for us getting on the ball and keeping us moving. He showed it for England and us and we’re glad he’s staying.
“It’s a big lift for the club. He is an important player for us and it’s nice to see.”
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has responded to rumours by insisting he has no plans to buy Villa.
The American is the 55th richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of $17billion.