Weimann set to remain at Aston Villa

Andreas Weimann’s future will be tied up this week, and he will be staying for the short-term at least with Aston Villa.

ESPN has reported that a new contract is likely to be offered to the Austria international, who became a pivotal member of the young squad that stayed in the Premier League after a bleak winter period.

Weimann’s performances were excellent throughout, and he scored 12 goals in all competitions. He looks set to be rewarded with a new three-year deal.

Manager Paul Lambert has been impressed with the form of the youngster, who graduated through the academy system at Villa Park. He will get a rise in his wages too, especially if Randy Lerner can get rid of top-earners Shay Given, Darren Bent and Charles N’Zogbia.

The news will disappoint Sunderland, Norwich City and Newcastle United, who had all identified Weimann as a potential summer target.

Weimann recently said: “What the gaffer is building here we all believe in and we just have to continue working hard for him and each other.

I think that’s what Aston Villa is about. It’s a family club. We’re growing and getting better all the time and I think there’s a lot of potential in the team right now because, as players, we’re only going to get better.

It’s really exciting for everyone. The club is very tight-knit. I’ve been here for years now and I’ve loved every minute of it.

Weimann’s current deal has only one year left to run, alerting other Premier League clubs to his availability.

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