Aston Villa boss non-committal on futures of Vlaar and Delph

Paul Lambert says Aston Villa 'will see what happens' with the contracts of Ron Vlaar and Fabian Delph.

Aston Villa have had an excellent start to the season, even if there last game saw them tonked by Arsenal at home. Paul Lambert has his team playing great football, despite some people tipping them for a shock relegation at the start of the season.

Much of that has to do with changed behind the scenes. Roy Keane is the new assistant at the club and the changes in playing staff have also had a big impact on proceedings.

As well as bringing in new signings and getting rid of deadwood the club did well to hold onto two of their star players.

Fabian Delph was the club's player of the season in 2013-14 and has been in incredible form once again this term. He even capped it all off with a first England start in the recent qualifier with Switzerland.

Ron Vlaar may have struggled with injuries during his time at Villa but in the summer he was sensational for the Netherlands - which saw the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Lazio and Southampton all linked with an approach for the solid central defender.

But the fight to keep the pair is not over just yet. Aston Villa have a problem on their hands as the duo are both out of contract next summer.

On top of that, the club's latest top young talent is also in the final year of his contract, with Jack Grealish being scouted by Chelsea.

Now Lambert has spoken about the future of his three contract worries, admitting it will be easier to tie down Grealish than the other pair:

"Jack is developing. He's nowhere near the finished article. He's at the best place because he can get near the first team.

"He's playing little bits here and there but he's still far from being an established player. Hopefully something will be done. You have to put your best foot forward but we're talking. Delph and Vlaar are different to Jack as they are seasoned professionals and we will see what happens."

Villa fans will certainly be hoping they tie down both their captain and star player to new deals in the coming weeks and months.

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