10 September 2014 17:58
Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has signed a new four-year contract with the Premier League club.
The 27-year-old made his Premier League debut for Villa at the age of 19 back in March 2006 and has gone on to establish himself as a regular fixture in the starting line-up.
Agbonlahor, capped three times by England, has now opted to extend his stay by putting pen to paper on a new long-term deal on Wednesday.
“I’m excited for this season and I’m excited for the next four years.” Agbonlahor said via the club’s official Twitter feed.
“It’s a fantastic feeling for me to commit my future to Aston Villa.
“For the club and myself it was easy to get this sorted, for me to keep enjoying my football with the club.
“The club has been great to me and the fans have been great through hard times.
“The last three of four years have been hard times for the club from what we achieved in the previous years, but they’ve still stuck by me as a player and hopefully I can pay them back with my performances in the next four years.
“You still get that buzz putting on the Villa shirt, that will never go.
“I think when I finish playing I’ll still come down and watch, because it’s part of my laugh. My family, as well, being Aston Villa fans. It’s still a dream come true for me to pull on the Villa shirt.”
Agbonlahor scored in Villa’s victory over Hull City last time out and will attempt to add to his tally against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.