The 20-year-old, who came through the club’s academy, has become a key component of Steven Gerrard‘s side.
Jacob Ramsey Signs New Aston Villa Deal
Another Villa Youngster Gaining First-Team Football
Having broken through into the first team last season, Jacob Ramsey has become a regular this campaign under both Dean Smith and Steven Gerrard.
He is part of a talented pool of youngsters to emerge from the academy, including Carney Chukwuemeka, Cameron Archer, and Jaden Philogene-Bidace.
This season, the midfielder has turned out 31 times and added six goals. Of those appearances, the 20-year-old has started the last 18. He was also named in the England U21 squad last month and scored in a 4-1 victory against Andorra U21.
What Was Said
Speaking after signing the new contract, Ramsey said: “It’s a proud moment for me, especially for my family.
“I’ve been here a long time now, come through the academy, and to sign for another five years at this club, I’m over the moon.
“There’s so many people who have helped me get to this point now, I can’t thank everyone enough from U9s, to being a scholar, to U23s and then stepping up to the first team.
“It’s been good; a lot of up and down moments but it’s all part of the journey and I feel like I’ve been playing well this season so it’s nice to be rewarded with a new contract.”
He also revealed his desire to play European football during his time at the club. He added: “I think everyone knows that the owners, Christian (Purslow) and the gaffer have got big ambitions. So I think the obvious one is to play European football.
“My plan for the next five years is to get this club playing European football again.”