Reported Aston Villa target Lasse Vigen Christensen comments on his Fulham future

Christensen has been linked with Aston Villa, but he has admitted his future lies with Fulham.

Speaking to West London Sport, 20-year-old Christensen has admitted that his future lies with Fulham, despite interest in him from Villa this season.

“It would have been stupid for me to go in January. I’d only just got in the team and I still have lots to learn and do. I heard a bit from the lads [about the Villa rumours] but there was no way I was going to leave in January.

“I’ve been at this club for a fairly long time and when you’re connected to a club you want to see them do well. I want to see Fulham back in the Premier League. That’s all I’m thinking about.”

It was the Mirror who reported the interest from Villa back in December, as the 20-year-old Dane has impressed this term in the Championship. It is expected that they will once again enter the chase for him this summer, but his apparent desire to stay with Fulham will disappoint Villa fans.

Christensen, a central midfielder - who can also play in defence - moved to Craven Cottage in 2012 from the youth system of FC Midtjylland in his homeland, and has really taken his chance this season.

Following Fulham’s relegation, the club were forced to sell a number of players, and the youngster was promoted to the first-team, and has since made 29 appearances. He has scored five goals and register seven assists, and he is considered as one of the real talents in the Championship.

Villa’s interested look concrete, as they have a young team that they are keen to add with by signing more talent, but with Christensen choosing loyalty over a quick jump to the Premier League, it looks as if he will be staying with the club this summer, with a contract that lasts until 2017.

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