By Harry Sykes

Andre Green has signed a new three-year Aston Villa contract, the club announced on Saturday evening.

The teenager winger, 18, put pen to paper on the deal at Villa’s Bodymoor Heath headquarters ahead of their Championship opener against Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday.

Villa announced that Green had committed to the club on their official media channels and Twitter account.

Green, who has been at Villa since the age of nine, made his first-team debut last season when he came on as a second-half substitute against Tottenham Hotspur.

He plays predominantly on the left wing, but has also figure in youth-team football as a secondary striker and on the right flank.

Manager Roberto Di Matteo admitted he has been impressed by Green throughout pre-season and had no hesitation in promoting the youngster to the first-team squad.

“Andre has been excellent and fully deserves a new contract,” Di Matteo said, as quoted by the official Villa website.

“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 has also made a mark for England’s age-group teams and has two England Under-17s caps.

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