Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph signs new four-and-a-half year contract

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Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has signed a new four-and-a-half year contract with the club.

Speculation has been rife about the future of Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph in recent weeks, but the England international has committed his future to the Villains.

Delph, 25, has been linked with big moves to Liverpool and Tottenham recently, but has snubbed interest from Premier League rivals in order to extend his stay at Villa.

The former Leeds star was set to be out of contract at the end of this season, but has penned fresh terms until the summer of 2019 in a big boost for Villa fans.

"I am a loyal person and committing my future will hopefully show everybody what type of guy I am," said Delph on the club's official website. "I feel like this is me - I love the club, I love being here and I want to put 100% into everything I do here. This is my club and I want to be here. That's why I am committing my future."

"Hopefully it will give everyone a bit of a lift and show the fans that we are looking to do big things here and bring excitement back to the club. We want to get through this season, do well and I feel the up-and-coming years will be big. There was no way I was going to bail out. I am here for the long run," he added.

Rumours may continue over Delph's future considering that it may be insurance against losing him for free in the summer, but for now he looks like being a mainstay of Villa's immediate future.

That news will be welcomed by Paul Lambert, with the under-fire Villa boss looking for key men to provide inspiration and help guide his side away from Premier League relegation danger.

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