The manager of Aston Villa, Paul Lambert, has said that he is talking to Andreas Weimann about the extension of contract and hopefully, he would be able to convince the 21 years old Austrian striker to sign a new deal.
There have been a few reports that Villa management wants to cut down the weekly wages of Weimann and the striker is not happy about it. So, he might be leaving the club after the completion of his contract.
Weimann was signed by Aston villa in 2007 when he was just 16 years old. He played for the youth team for Villa for 3 years. In the 2010-11 season, he got the chance to feature for the first team of Villa.
However, he didn’t get too many playing opportunities in the first half of the 2010-11 season and was placed on loan to Watford in the second half of the season.
Weimann’s form in the ongoing season has been quite good. He has looked in fine nick and is one of the few Villa players who have performed consistently in this season.
Weimann’s contract with Villa will finish at the end of the 2013-14 season.
When asked about Weimann’s contract extension, Lambert said, “I am trying to persuade him to stay here. He has been in superb form off late and we want him to sign a new deal. But, there are a few issues which need to be resolved. Hopefully, we would reach an agreement with him pretty soon.”
However, a few days back, Weimann had written on his Twitter account that the reports about him wanting to leave Villa are not true and he has no issues with anyone in the Villa camp.
Weimann has featured for Villa in 34 matches so far and has scored 7 goals.