Ron Vlaar’s agent has ruled his client out of a move away from Aston Villa on deadline day.
The centre-back has been linked with a Villa Park exit all summer, but it appears that he is now set to stay.
Manchester United have been long-term admirers of the centre-back, whilst Arsenal emerged as a potential destination with the Dutch international this morning.
However, Vlaar’s agent Arnold Oosterveer has now moved to quash these links and says that his client will remain at Villa for the foreseeable future.
“There is no truth in any of the rumours. He still has a contract with Villa for one year so he will stay there,” Oosterveer is quoted as saying by the Guardian.
“There is nothing happening with him today.”
Vlaar’s stock rose after his brilliant World Cup, where he was a star in Holland’s run to a third placed finish.
During the tournament, the 29-year-old proved that he was capable of performing against the world’s top attackers and it seemed he could offer a cheap addition for a top club.
Vlaar has less than a year remaining on his deal with Paul Lambert’s side and was reportedly available for a fee of £5 million, as a result.
However, no club has met Villa’s asking price so far and he now looks set to stay.
Whether that will be beyond the year left on his deal remains to be seen, but the news that he is staying around for now is a major boost for Villa.
There is much positivity around the club after their excellent start to the season so far and this piece of news will increase excitement further.
Vlaar has carried his form from the World Cup into the Premier League season, with his displays a major reason for Villa’s success so far, and he will be hoping to build on that for the rest of the season.
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