Aston Villa will sit down with trio, Agbonlahor, Delph and Vlaar to discuss new contract extensions at the end of the season. All three players have been stand out performers this season and all three players contracts expire at the end of next season. Agbonlahor is poised to be given a new 4-year contract, keeping him at Villa Park till the age of 31. So it’s looking more and more likely that Agbonlahor will stay at Villa for the remainder of his career.
Ron Vlaar has been very impressive at the back this season. He has organised the defence well and has really stepped up from last season where he was still adapting to the League. On current form, he is Netherlands best centre-back and Paul Lambert will try to get his contract extension signed prior to the World Cup.
Fabian Delph is in the form of his life. He has scored 3 goals this season, and has been by far the best player on the pitch. He will definitely win the player of the season at Aston Villa this year and Lambert will have to be quick to secure the services of this talented player. Delph will surely be up for a significant pay rise, similar to the one that Benteke received last summer. Earlier in the year, Delph has stated that he’d be happy to stay at Villa Park for the rest of his career, so I hope that mentality is still in Delph.
All three players have done enough to deserve new contract extensions. But are there any other players worthy of a contract extension? I’d say Albrighton deserves another year or two and same goes to El Ahmadi. A very unpopular player in many eyes but I don’t think he’s done too badly this season, I’d offer him an extra year just for the sake of stability.