Aston Villa Have No Immediate Plans To Offer Highly Rated Youngster a New Contract

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Attacking midfielder has been one of his manager’s best performers so far in this campaign. 

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Aston Villa head coach Paul Lambert says that he is in no great hurry to hand in-form midfield player Fabian Delph a new deal at Villa Park, despite the Englishman’s outstanding recent form for the Premier League strugglers, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

The former England Under-21 international has been in the west Midlands now for the past four years, after originally arriving at the club from Leeds United in August 2009 for an undisclosed fee.

However, with the 23-year-old’s current deal at Villa set to expire in June 2015, many had expected the Scot to have already started negotiations with the player about extending his stay at the club, but Lambert claims he does not want to distract Delph.

“He still has a good bit to go on his current contract. That will be something we look at down the line a little bit,” said Lambert.

“At the moment he is enjoying his football and playing really well. There is no need for me to disrupt that.

“He is competing well against every opponent but he has to maintain that.”

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