Rushian Hepburn-Murphy reacts after signing Aston Villa contract, team-mate and fans respond

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Aston Villa teenager Rushian Hepburn-Murphy has signed a new contract with the club.

Aston Villa have confirmed on their official website that teenager Rushian Hepburn-Murphy has signed his first professional contract with the club.

Forward Hepburn-Murphy, 17, has come up through the ranks at Villa, and made his debut for the club as a substitute against Sunderland last season.

Now, whilst he hasn't played a part this season, Hepburn-Murphy is tipped to have a big future at Villa Park, where he could follow in the footsteps of other Villa academy graduates.

Players such as Daniel Sturridge, Gary Cahill, Craig Gardner, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Ciaran Clark and Jack Grealish have all passed through the Villa ranks and played Premier League football on a regular basis.

After signing his deal, Hepburn-Murphy took to Twitter in order to comment on his contract, stating that he was 'happy' to have sealed the deal.

Following that tweet, Hepburn-Murphy received a number of responses, including one from his Villa youth team-mate Andre Green.

Fans also offered the words of support to Hepburn-Murphy, stating that they hope he goes on to have a long and successful career with Villa.

Some even suggested that he may be required for the first team sooner rather than later, with Villa struggling for wins and goals in the Premier League.

Here are the reactions from team-mate Green and a number of Villa fans after Hepburn-Murphy signed his contract at Villa Park...

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