By Richard Parks
Aston Villa have announced that Andre Green has signed a new contract – and fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight.
Villa announced on their official website and social media channels on Friday that the winger, 19, has been handed a new deal that runs until the summer of 2020.
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) March 16, 2018
The wide man has had an injury-hit season with a serious hamstring problem sustained in September keeping him out of action for three months.
Green has since returned to play just once for the senior side, completing 45 minutes in their 3-1 loss in the FA Cup third round to Peterborough.
The winger has not played a league match since September and has made just eight appearances in all competitions, partly due to his injury problems.
Fans have taken to Twitter to react with great satisfaction at the academy graduate’s new deal, with many calling for Bruce to play him now that he is close to fitness.
Here is a selection of their best messages on Twitter:
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— Kai Edmead-Mckie (@kaisnm) March 16, 2018
Fantastic news! Top player! UTV!
— Darren Timmins (@DarrenT90430373) March 16, 2018
— Hercules (@jacklangston2) March 16, 2018
Yeah buddy! Villa Park is where you belong. The Premier League is where we belong.
— Crippy Cooke (@CrippyCooke) March 16, 2018
— Jack (@J4ck_16) March 16, 2018
Awesome congratulations @AndreGreen_. Just need you to get some game time now.
— Stewart Cole (@stewartcole79) March 16, 2018
Any chance of playing him soon, Steve?
— Adam (@AdLovesCurry) March 16, 2018
My god he’s alive
— Dave (@Dave_1874) March 16, 2018
Awesome ???????? well deserved Andre
— Becca Clarkey (@becca_avfc1) March 16, 2018
In other Aston Villa news, it has been revealed that a Villa striker has cancelled his accommodation and walked out on Championship club.