Lambert wants Delph to sign new Aston Villa deal

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has admitted that he is looking to secure midfielder Fabian Delph’s long-term future at the club by successfully negotiating a new contract, writes Sky Sports.

Delph was handed his first two caps for England in the friendly victory over Norway, and the 2-0 win away to Switzerland in Euro 2016 qualifying. He played the full 90 minutes of the game in Basel, and impressed alongside Jack Wilshere and Jordan Henderson in the three-man midfield.

Since joining Aston Villa from Leeds United in 2009, Delph has steadily developed into a key player for the team, and he was named their Player of the Year for last season. However, his contract runs out at the end of the current campaign and Lambert is intent on keeping him in the West Midlands.

He said: “There a few players who are going to be out of contract, to be honest, and we’ll try to get around to talking to them. I spoke to Fabian early doors and we’ll see how it goes.

“We’ve just got a new chief executive in (Tom Fox) which I’m certain will help. I’m pretty sure we’ll sit down with Fabian. I’m not worried. When players get into the last year of their contract, it is what it is. It’s not any great issue. Conversations will go on. I met Tom the other day, he’s a really good guy and I’m pretty sure things will start to happen pretty soon.”

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