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'Not a chance' - Villa fans on whether Agbonlahor should get new contract

Gabriel Agbonlahor of Aston Villa during the Pre-Season Friendly between AFC Telford United and Aston Villa at New Bucks Head Stadium on July 12, 2017 in Telford, England.

Gabriel Agbonlahor is out of contract in the summer so should he be given a new deal? Aston Villa fans have their say.

Gabriel Agbonlahor of Aston Villa during the Pre-Season Friendly between AFC Telford United and Aston Villa at New Bucks Head Stadium on July 12, 2017 in Telford, England.Gabriel Agbonlahor of Aston Villa during the Pre-Season Friendly against AFC Telford United.

Gabriel Agbonlahor has been told by Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness that he now needs to prove he deserves a new contract at the club.

The forward's current deal with the Villans expires at the end of the season and therefore he could potentially start discussing terms with other teams in January.

dSteve Bruce, manager of Aston Villa looks on with Colin Calderwood during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 21, 2017 in...Steve Bruce, manager of Aston Villa, looks on with Colin Calderwood during the Sky Bet Championship match against Sunderland.

"Gabby is into his last year of a contract for the first time in a while," Wyness told the Birmingham Mail.

"He did work hard when Steve Bruce came in to get himself fit. He's been unfortunate with a couple of injuries since then. But he's got to work for it. For anything to happen it’s down to him."

Agbonlahor is the club's all-time leading Premier League scorer with 73 goals and is also their longest serving current player having come through the academy in 2005 and played 388 games in all competitions since.

However, in more recent times the 31-year-old has had fitness and injury concerns and has made just four appearances this term.

Agbonlahor has fallen down the pecking order at Villa Park under manager Steve Bruce and therefore the question of whether they should extend his stay is debateable.

The attacker is reported to earn £54,000-a-week by the Telegraph and most fans seem to think that his performances don't warrant anywhere near that amount.

When asked whether Agbonlahor should get a new contract the supporters seemed to be agreed on Twitter.

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