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Weimann signs new Villa deal

Created on 11 Jun., 2013 12:02 PM GMT

Weimann, 21, scored 12 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions for Villa last season, as he relished a regular role under manager Paul Lambert.
The Austrian forward has been at Villa since 2006 and was elated at extending his stay at the club. "I'm really happy that I've signed. I love the club and it's been brilliant for me, for I have a feeling of being at home here at Aston Villa," Weimann told the club's official website.

Aston Villa striker Andreas Weimann has signed a new three-year contract at the club after bursting onto the scene last term.

"I've been here for six seasons now, having started with the academy in 2006, and last season was tremendous for me and terrific for the team the way we played over the second half of a really demanding campaign."On a personal level, I didn't expect at the start of the season that it would go the way it did, with me being involved and starting games almost the whole of the way through.
"It's great to be a part of an exciting future at Villa. I'm sure the manager will bring in more new faces to help us and this will make us stronger.
"We stuck together last season and having so many young players helped because we grew together as a team and improved as well as players. That's why I want to continue to do my best for the club."

Weimann has been regularly selected for Austria since his involvement at Villa increased and his manager is a big fan of his.
Lambert sang the praises of Weimann's work-rate and finishing after his new deal was confirmed.
"Andi has shown a great work ethic and that's the big thing about him along with his quality," Lambert said. "He has drive and a hunger to succeed and that's vital. That's what we're looking for here at Villa.

"He got a sustained run at it last season and he showed the quality that marks him out as a natural finisher. He definitely knows where the goal is and his performances on that right side, coming off the lines, have been really great.
"Whether Andi Weimann is on x-amount of money or not, you'll always get the same player but we're delighted obviously that we've agreed this new deal."

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