Agbonlahor in for the long haul

Published Add your comment

Gabriel Agbonlahor has given Aston Villa a massive boost by declaring he wants to remain with the midlands club for the rest of his career.

Villa Academy product Agbonlahor is the club's longest-serving first- team player even though he is just 23 and the England striker and local-born player has spelt out his willingness to stay at Villa on a long-term basis.

Agbonlahor said: "I'm a local lad and you look at people like Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard. They don't want to leave their clubs - and it's the same with me. Being from the area, I've got no reason to ever leave."

He added: "I saw in the programme stats the other day that I'm the longest-serving player.

"I think I am one of the senior statesmen! I might bring that up with some of the lads.

"I'm just enjoying my football here and hopefully it continues."

Agbonlahor was Villa's second-highest scorer with 16 goals last season.

He missed the first three games of the current campaign with injury before returning and scoring in the Europa League clash with Rapid Vienna on Thursday.

Agbonlahor was substituted with a tight calf but is expected to be fit to face Everton at Villa Park on Sunday.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Europa League
Gabriel Agbonlahor
Premier League
Steven Gerrard
Aston Villa

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again