Matthew Lowton is close to agreeing a new contract with Aston Villa, the Guardian have reported.
The right-back is expected to commit to a long-term future at Villa Park, despite still having three years remaining on his current deal.
Villa signed the defender for a fee believed to be in the region of £3m, and he has gone on to make 44 appearances for the club, and he started all bar one of the team’s Premier League games last season.
The most memorable moment from the 24-year-old’s opening year at the Midland club was a stunning volley in a league game away to Stoke City last April, when he scored from 35 yards out in a crucial 1-3 win for Paul Lambert’s side.
He will become the sixth first-team player to sign a new deal with the Villains this summer, following in the footsteps of Brad Guzan, Andreas Weimann, Nathan Baker and Ciaran Clark, who signed a new contract yesterday.
Lowton is seen as a player who could play for England in the future, and he will play an important part in Lambert’s plans to promote young players and re-shape the squad, which has struggled to 16th and 15th in the Premier League respectively in the last two seasons.
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