A number of Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news that the club confirmed on their official website that Ahmed Elmohamady has signed a new contract with the Villans.
Elmohamady has started his third campaign with the club by being named in both of Dean Smith's starting lineups. The 31-year-old played an important role in helping Villa get promoted to the Premier League last season, contributing eight assists in the Championship.
And he has been rewarded for his consistency by being handed a new deal, with the club confirming on their official website that his terms have been extended by 12 months.
There had been a little speculation surrounding the Egypt international while the summer transfer window was open. The Sun reported Newcastle boss Steve Bruce wanted to sign the full-back once again, having previously taken him to Sunderland, Hull and Villa, but obviously, no move would take place.
And it appears that the large majority of Villa supporters on social media are pleased that Elmohamady has now been tied down for slightly longer.
While he is not one of the headline-grabbing players in Smith's squad, he has established himself as a very dependable option, who can also provide some versatility. And thus, many fans feel that it is a shrewd move from the Villans to agree this deal.
Here is what some of the Villa supporters make of the announcement...
Deserves it. Well done Elmo— monty (@lmAVFC) August 22, 2019
Great news! Well deserved, well done Elmo— Sam (@SamBanananana) August 22, 2019
Thoroughly deserved. Well done Elmo.— Gary Swain (@gazswain) August 22, 2019
Well I’m sorry if I upset some of you Football purists and Villa snobs, but I think this is a good bit of business. Yes he occasionally frustrates, but he’s also pretty consistent, gets a fair few assists and works hard. He’s a good full back for where we are now. #avfc— Leighton James, 2nd Duke of Aston. (@L8tonJames) August 22, 2019
fully deserved! Was excellent last 3-4 months of last season!— RicardoAV (@RichieLionel81) August 22, 2019
Proper professional and great bloke. Congratulations @Elmo_27— Ben Ternent (@BenTernent) August 22, 2019
been a very good player for us tbf to him , cheap signing and has justified the price tag and more , although would like to see guilbert get given the chance at right back soon— Ryan Price (@priceybabes00) August 22, 2019
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