By David Woods

13th Aug, 2019 | 12:17pm

Exclusive: Aston Villa in talks to agree attacker new deal

EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Aston Villa are in talks with young attacker Callum O’Hare over a new deal, Football Insider understands.

Villa took up an option in April to extend 21-year-old O’Hare’s contract until 2020 and now they want to tie down the attacking midfielder to a longer deal.

O’Hare is highly-regarded within the corridors of power at Villa Park after coming through the ranks at Villa.

The 21-year-old, who made his Villa debut in the EFL Cup in 2017, has made nine first-team appearances for Villa and the club have high hopes for him in the future.

O’Hare enjoyed a successful spell on loan at Carlisle during the second half of last season and Villa have fielded a number of enquiries to take the player on loan this term.

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Villa boss Dean Smith is happy to let O’Hare move on loan to get regular game time as the midfielder is unlikely to have too many first-team opportunities with Villa, and as Football Insider revealed on Tuesday, they’re in talks with Doncaster over a deal.

However, an Aston Villa source has told Football Insider that the club wants to reward O’Hare for his progress by tying him down to a long-term deal before sanctioning a loan move to another club.

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