The manager confirmed that he wants the Dutch centre back to sign a new deal at the club beyond this season and hopes the matter can be sorted out swiftly.
“Yeah, I hope so – He’s a very experienced player and has been great in the last few games – I’ll chat to him and find out what his thoughts are. We'll decide on his future once we've decided on our own future,” said the Villa boss.
The pressure is on Villa because Vlaar’s current deal expires at the end of this season according to transfermarkt.
At the end of the campaign, he’ll be free to talk to any club he wants, but Sherwood is right to try and talk to the player about keeping him.
He’s a leader across the back four in a side, which has some very good young players coming up through the ranks.
He’s a player that others turn to when things aren’t going well and if Villa stay up, he should recognise the exciting possibilities which being part of Aston Villa represents.
If all parties are on the same page then an agreement shouldn’t take too long to sort out but for now the focus goes on getting something from the game against Manchester City this weekend.