Austrian ace pens new deal to stay in the Midlands.
Aston Villa striker Andreas Weimann has put pen to paper on a fresh contract that will keep him at the club until 2016, The Express reports.
The Austrian international was entering the final year of his contract and had attracted interest from the likes of Liverpool, Newcastle and Norwich after an impressive first full campaign that saw him bag 12 goals across all competitions.
Weimann formed a part of the deadly three pronged attack alongside Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor who all scored 47 goals between them to help the club avoid the drop and the 21-year-old spoke of his delight at committing his future to the Villans by saying: “I’m really happy that I’ve signed. I love the club and I have a feeling of being at home here.
“On a personal level, I didn’t expect that the season would go the way it did, with me being involved and starting games almost the whole way through. But now I feel I owe the manager and the club because Paul Lambert backed me and I’ve always felt really supported here.
“We stuck together last season, and having so many young players helped because we grew together as a team and improved as players. It’s also great to be part of such an exciting future at the club. I am sure the manager will bring in more new faces to help us and this will make us stronger.
“The last several months of the season we played really well and got better and better as the matches went by. Now, hopefully, we can continue like we fi nished last season. That will be our challenge.
He has become the second of the club’s academy graduates to agree new terms after defender Nathan Baker put pen to paper earlier this month.