Gabriel Agbonlahor signs long-term Villa deal


Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has penned a new four-and-a-half year deal that will keep him at the Midlands club until the summer of 2015.

Manager Gerard Houllier has moved quickly to tie up his long-term future ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash at home to Manchester United.

The 24-year-old made his debut under former manager David O’Leary in March 2006 as a 19-year-old and he now wants to finish his career at Villa Park.

“I’m delighted to carry on and sign this new contract,” he said.

“I am happy and I just want to keep on playing for Villa. It’s my childhood club. It’s the club I support and love and I just want to keep playing and improving year on year.

“I am happy to commit to the club. Hopefully I can progress and keep improving on what I’ve done so far. If you look at other clubs and the likes of Steven Gerrard with Liverpool. You can’t see him playing anywhere else. And it’s the same with me.

“I can’t really see myself playing at any other club. It’s the club I love and I’m happy. I am happy the club have offered me this contract that keeps me here for a long time into the future.”

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