Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Ashley Westwood contract extension

The 25-year old has seen his consistency in recent months rewarded with a new deal.

Aston Villa today announced a new five-year deal for midfield mainstay Ashley Westwood, as revealed on the club’s official website.

The former Crewe Alexandra man joined the Villans three years ago and has slowly but surely established himself as a vital, yet often overlooked component of the Villa midfield.

This summer has seen the arrivals of central midfielders Jordan Veretout and Idrissa Gueye, but the departures of Fabian Delph and Tom Cleverley - along with Westwood’s impressive form - has ensured he remains a permanent fixture.

His contract extension comes after Tim Sherwood spoke of his determination to keep, and add to, his core of English talent, and Westwood has been chief among those in recent seasons – making 92 Premier League appearances in the last three campaigns.

His contribution in the heart of Villa’s midfield isn’t universally lauded, however, with some fans suggesting he doesn’t have enough to his game and clamouring for an upgrade.

Reaction on Twitter to the contract news was substantial and we’ve provided a selection of the best tweets below:

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