Roberto di Matteo and Andre Green react after teenager signs new Aston Villa deal

Aston Villa's Andre Green

The 18-year-old has signed a new three-year contract extension to end speculation about his future.

General view before the game - Villa Park

Aston Villa teenager Andre Green has ended speculation about his future by signing a new three-year contract extension at Villa Park.

Th 18-year-old made a small breakthrough in the club's first team last season in the latter months of the campaign, impressing in two substitute appearances in the Premier League.

His bright cameos and fine displays for the club's youth sides and in pre-season have seen him touted by many Villa fans as the hottest young prospect currently on the books at Villa.

Keeping hold of their most promising youth players could be vital for the Birmingham club, and Green signing a new deal is undoubtedly a boost for their future.

Aston Villa's Andre Green

Villa fans called to see more of Green in first-team action this season after he starred in a substitute role in the pre-season win over Cambridge United last month, and they may get their wish after he penned new terms.

Green voiced his delight and honour on Twitter after signing the deal, writing: "Really happy to sign a new deal with AVFC, honoured to play for such a big club."

Meanwhile, Villa boss Roberto di Matteo, who has utilised Green on several occasions throughout pre-season, gave the youngster a glowing reference after Green's new deal was confirmed.

The Italian manager told the club's official website: "Andre has been excellent and fully deserves a new contract.

"It’s important Aston Villa continues to develop young players and it’s great to see a young player like Andre progress through the ranks.

"He’s now a member of our first-team squad and has an exciting future ahead of him."

Green will be hoping to be involved in some capacity as Villa take on Sheffield Wednesday in their Championship season opener at Hillsborough on Sunday.

Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo

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