With some early speculation on Friday morning suggesting that Aston Villa were on the verge of tying down impressive defender Ezri Konsa and top stopper Tom Heaton to new contract extensions, later on in the evening the first part of that speculation became true.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) April 2, 2021
Having signed from Brentford for a reported £12million fee back in the summer of 2019, 23-year-old Konsa had to be patient under former gaffer Dean Smith, but he was impressive when called upon (even filling in at right back at times during the 2019/20 campaign) and ultimately ended the season as a regular, making 31 appearances across all competitions and chipping in with two goals.
Having established himself in the starting XI, the 2020/21 campaign has been even better for the youngster and to date he’s already featured 27 times, matching his two goals scored – whilst improving his discipline and gaining far fewer yellow cards.
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He has proven himself to be one of the most reliable centre-halves in the Premier League, and despite our 2021 wobble in performance levels and results, plenty feel he was worthy of an England call up for the March break (others are happy he’s flying under the radar at the moment!) and quite a few fans on our forum have already given him the highest praise possible – he reminds them Paul ‘God’ McGrath in how he plays.
Given his clear improvement on the pitch and the part he has played in us keeping 14 clean sheets, fans were naturally delighted he’s committed himself until the summer of 2026 and again, the club get praise for tying down a player who should be a core part of our squad for the next decade easily.
The perfect end to what was a very pleasant Bank Holiday.
— ⁶⁹ (@avfcmds) April 2, 2021
— jc🇲🇽 (@AVFCjc) April 2, 2021
— 𝒰𝒯𝒱 (@AVFCsean_) April 2, 2021
— The Rosk (@TheRealRosk) April 2, 2021
Great news!! #avfc
— Simon 💙 #NHSpay15 (@dotcomsimon1) April 2, 2021
THAT IS HUGE
— Connor (@theWalks2K) April 2, 2021
Yessssssssss Konsaaaaa 💜💙
— Lise (@lise_brown) April 2, 2021
this truly is a good friday
— B6 Ben (@OcBen) April 2, 2021
— jimmy_Av 🅰️♈️ (@jimmyt_avfc) April 2, 2021
That should put some nonsense speculation to bed.
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