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“Surreal” – Villa Hotshot Reflects On Standout Season After Friday Night Announcement

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Well, it’s felt like a long wait but earlier this evening Aston Villa confirmed that highly rated young striker Cameron Archer had put pen to paper on a new long term deal at the club.

Following a reasonably successful loan spell out with Solihull Moors in 2020/21, the 20-year-old impressed former head coach Dean Smith during the pre-season campaign and following a hattrick against Barrow in the EFL Cup, he had great success in our short EFL Trophy campaign and featured three times in the Premier League – ten appearances have returned nine goals so far across all competitions.

Whilst he’s yet to feature for new gaffer Steven Gerrard, fans will be hoping that now the contract is done and dusted we’ll a bit more of him between now and the end of the season.

His new deal ties him to Villa until 2025, and he’s been with us since he was eight.

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Speaking to the Official Site after the formalities were completed, a pleased Archer explained.

“Iโ€™m absolutely delighted. Itโ€™s been a long time coming but Iโ€™ve finally put pen to paper and Iโ€™m happy to be spending the next few years here. Iโ€™ve been here since I was eight years old and Iโ€™ve made my way through the ranks โ€“ itโ€™s been a tough journey. Itโ€™s all paid off and Iโ€™m looking to kick on now.”

Reflecting on his impact in the first team this season, he added.

“Itโ€™s definitely been surreal. If youโ€™d have told me at the start of the season that Iโ€™d be in this position now, Iโ€™d probably have laughed. To be on the pitch (Stamford Bridge) was an amazing feeling and to score in front of the Villa fans was crazy. It gave me a boost, playing at Stamford Bridge in front of 40,000 fans โ€“ something that Iโ€™ve never done before. Itโ€™s been a crazy few months and now I want to kick on.”

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