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Collins keen on new Villa deal


James Collins

James Collins

James Collins

Defender James Collins has spelt out his desire to sign a new contract at Aston Villa.

Collins joined Villa two years ago from West Ham and is keen to tie up his long-term future with the club. The Wales international has formed a solid partnership with Richard Dunne and has impressed new Villa boss Alex McLeish.

Collins told Villa's official website: "I'd love to extend my contract here and stay at Villa as long as I can."

He added: "As long as the manager is happy and the fans are then I'd like to stay here as long as possible. I've only just turned 28 so I think my best years are definitely still in front of me.

"I am not too bothered about how much I have left on my current deal.

"It's more about if I'm performing well and the club want to give me a new contract that would be great, because I would love to stay as long as possible.

"I am enjoying my time here and enjoying playing under the current manager. Since I've been here everyone has been great.

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"My family have settled in the area so if the opportunity was to come I'd love to sign another contract."

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