Striker Indiana Vassilev signs new Aston Villa deal

By Matt Maher | Aston Villa | Published: | Last Updated:

Teenage striker Indiana Vassilev has committed his future to Villa after signing a two-year deal with the club.

Dean Smith has moved to secure the services of the 19-year-old USA youth international

Boss , who impressed during four substitute appearances for the first-team back in January.

Vassilev, who has enjoyed a fine season for the club’s under-23s, found himself called upon when Villa briefly found themselves without a senior recognised striker.

"It was really a no-brainer for me. Since I have broken into the first-team I have received a lot of support from staff and players included," said Vassilev.

"I'm really, really happy to have signed for another two years. I want to keep working hard and hopefully the future will hold great things."

After making his debut in an FA Cup defeat at Fulham, he also featured in the first leg of Villa’s Carabao Cup semi-final with Leicester, before coming off the bench in the Premier League against Brighton and Watford.

Vassilev has impressed both Villa’s coaching staff and senior players with his attitude and ability, meaning the club were keen to agree terms with a player whose existing deal was due to expire next month.

Villa have until June 23 to decide the futures of other out-of-contract players including Andre Green and Callum O'Hare.

Matt Maher

By Matt Maher

Chief sports writer for the Express & Star.


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