Ashley Westwood confirms he wants to stay with Aston Villa, even if they are relegated

Aston Villa are almost certain to be relegated this season.

Speaking to the Telegraph, Ashley Westwood has confirmed his plans are to remain with Aston Villa, even if they are relegated from the Premier League this season.

Westwood said: “Even if we do go down I want to be here. My contract is for another four years and I want to be part of building it back up. The staff are brilliant, it’s a massive shame that things haven’t happened.”

Westwood, 25, has been a Villa player since 2012, when he arrived at the club from Crewe Alexandra.

The midfielder has made 127 appearances for the club, but unfortunately for him, Villa have been involved in a relegation fight for almost his entire career at the club.

This season, it looks to be ending in despair for Villa, and they are unlikely to escape relegation once again.

Remi Garde’s men are eight points behind 17th placed Norwich City, and seven points behind 19th placed Sunderland, and they are surely not going to close that gap.

They are in poor form, and it is hard to see Villa picking up enough points between now and the end of the season to stay in the top flight.

When they are relegated, many players are expected to leave Villa for greener pastures, but Westwood has confirmed that he wants to stay with the club.

He wants to be part of the club as they rebuild and attempt to get back into the top flight, and with another four years on his contract there will be no rush to sell him.

Westwood is certainly an acceptable player at Premier League level, and in the Championship he should be excellent, and he could play a key role in aiding Villa’s return to the Premier League at the earliest possible opportunity.

Register for ASTON VILLA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch