Aston Villa‘s young midfielder Jacob Ramsey has signed a new deal which will see him stay at the club until 2025. The four-and-a-half-year deal is testament to the confidence that Aston Villa have in the 19-year-old academy graduate.
Jacob Ramsey Pens New Aston Villa Deal
Congratulations, @JacobRamsey28! 💜
The 19-year-old midfielder has signed a new four-and-a-half year contract with Aston Villa, keeping him at the club until 2025. ✍️
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) February 9, 2021
Ramsey Signs Until 2025
The contract extension was announced on Aston Villa’s official Twitter account and the central midfielder will be hoping to become a first-team regular in the coming years, having made eight appearances for a Villa team whose academy he joined aged six.
Ramsey made his first Premier League start in December 2020 against Wolverhampton Wanderers, in an impressive 1-0 win for the Birmingham based club. He came in for the injured Ross Barkley and boss Dean Smith insisted post-match that he had no qualms about trusting Ramsey despite his age, saying: “I’ve got young JJ (Jacob Ramsey) here for instance. I didn’t have a problem putting him in against Wolves because he was training well enough and, if they’re standing out in training, then they’ve got every chance of starting games.”
Jacob Ramsey’s Emergence Led to Conor Hourihane’s Departure
Dean Smith’s decision to play Ramsey from the start against Wolves ahead of Conor Hourihane was key to the Irishman’s decision to seek a loan move away from the club.
Hourihane joined Swansea City in January on a short-term loan deal and speaking on his decision to leave Villa he said: “I’m always honest, and it was when we played Wolves away. Ross (Barkley) was injured and the gaffer played Jacob Ramsey ahead of me, the young lad from the academy which I was very disappointed with. That was probably the moment where I thought, ‘I’m going to struggle here a little bit moving forward’.”
With Villa’s season going from strength the strength Ramsey will hope to be a part of a continuing rise off the back of a difficult few years for his boyhood club. The England U20 international looks set to have a bright future ahead of him and Villa Park could be the perfect place to nurture that, especially with the influence of the likes of Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley.
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