Sources: Aston Villa rising star in line for new deal after major turnaround
Aston Villa rising star Andre Green is in line for a new deal after an impressive turnaround to his career at Charlton Athletic, Football Insider understands.
The future of the Villa academy product, 21, is up in the air as his contract at his parent club expires at the end of the season.
A source at the Midlands giants has told Football Insider that the club have been hugely encouraged by the early form of Green at Lee Bowyer’s Charlton and may look to hand him a new deal if it continues.
The England Under-20 international’s season-long loan at Preston North End was terminated at the end of December to allow him to head to London instead.
Green could be a free agent in July if Villa decide not to take up the option to extend his contract by 12 months, or offer him a new long-term deal.
The Premier League giants are closely monitoring Green’s development and the turnaround in his early form in south London is likely to force them into action if it continues.
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He has scored twice in six matches and immediately established himself as a key member of a Charlton side fighting to avoid relegation.
The left-winger, who can also play as a central striker, had been frozen out at Preston, where he made just six appearances and had not even made the matchday squad since October.
Green played a key role in Villa’s promotion campaign last season after spending the first half of the campaign at Portsmouth.
The forward featured in all three of their play-off matches and has represented his boyhood team 49 times, scoring two goals.
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