Aston Villa forward Andreas Weimann has committed his long term future to the club by signing a new three-year contract.
News broke of the Austrian International agreeing a new deal last night, before putting the finishing touches to the contract today.
The 21-year old has been in impressive form this season, forming a strong frontline with the prolific Christian Benteke and Gabby Agbonlahor.
He has been strongly linked with a move away from Villa Park this summer, with Liverpool and Italian giants Inter Milan expressing an interest in the player.
In a statement on the clubs official website, Weimann stated:
“It’s great to be a part of an exciting future at Villa. I’m sure the manager will bring in more new faces to help us and this will make us stronger.”
“I feel like I owe the manager and the club because the manager (Paul Lambert) backed me last season after he came in and I have always felt comfortable and really supported at the club.”
“The supporters, too, have been brilliant with me and they’ve really taken to me which I’m delighted about. It means everything to know you have support like that. The whole team feels the same way.”
News of Weimann signing a new contract follows the recent capture of Bulgarian International Alexsandar Tonev who joined on Friday from Lech Poznan in Poland.