Report: Leandro Bacuna agrees new Aston Villa contract, comments on deal

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Aston Villa have reportedly signed Leandro Bacuna down until 2020.

As reported by Voetbal International, Leandro Bacuna has signed a new contract with Aston Villa, agreeing a deal until 2020.

The midfielder-cum-defender signed for Villa in the summer of 2013, and has gone on to become one of the club’s most consistent players. He has made 66 appearances, scoring six goals and registering seven assists, and although naturally a midfielder, has started this campaign at right-back.

He is well regarded for his ability to get up the wing, and he has a great delivery of the ball, and at 23-years-old he can only improve.

Prior to signing with Villa, the former Dutch youth international played with Groningen in the Eredivisie, having progressed through their academy system.

And now, he looks to have tied his future down to the Birmingham-based club, agreeing to extend his playing contract until the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

Speaking in the same report, Bacuna commented on the deal, calling it ‘fantastic’ at the club he considers to be home.

The defender said: “This is fantastic. This is a vote of confidence. I feel so at home at this club. I am sincerely proud and am going to give everything for this great club.”

Bacuna has played the full 90 minutes in both of Villa’s opening games of the 2015/16 season, and he is expected to keep his place in Tim Sherwood’s first-team for the foreseeable future.

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