MX23RW : Thursday, October 18 16:39:31

Downing not committing to future at Villa

Stewart Downing says that he refuses to be locked into another deal at this point.

Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing has said that he is not willing to enter into a new deal with the club at this point.

It had been reported that the club planned to extend the services of Downing, who was named the Villans’ player of the year, but he is wary of committing to longer than the two years remaining on his contract.

“I know the club are keen for me to extend my contract as I only have two years left on my deal, and that my agent had a recent meeting with our chief executive,” he told The Northern Echo.

“However, I am 26 and at a major crossroads in my career so I won’t be committing to a new deal at the moment.”

The England international, who scored the winning goal against Liverpool on Sunday, moved to Villa Park from Middlesbrough in 2009 in a £12m deal.

Both Liverpool and Arsenal are thought to be interested in the player.

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3Leeds UnitedLeeds126512291323
4Middlesbrough12642146822
5Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest124711713419
6Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds125431918119
7Brentford124622014618
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12Wigan AthleticWigan125251416-217
13Bristol City124441614216
14Stoke CityStoke124441718-116
15Aston Villa123632020015
16Bolton WanderersBolton124351015-515
17Birmingham CityBirmingham122821312114
18Queens Park RangersQPR12426919-1014
19Rotherham UnitedRotherham12327919-1011
20Millwall122461319-610
21Reading122371520-59
22Preston North EndPreston122371824-69
23Ipswich TownIpswich121651118-79
24Hull City122281019-98

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