Aston Villa tipped to offer deal to 'top-class' midfield star

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Aston Villa are already establishing themselves as the most entertaining side in the Premier League.

Four wins from six matches has pushed Dean Smith's side into the top half of the table - a position that they'd be delighted to maintain over the course of the campaign.

Unfortunately things have gone downhill a little bit in the last two games.

As well as losing matches against Leeds United and Southampton in the last couple of weeks, Villa have conceded a staggering seven goals in those games.

This leaky defence is something that will need to be rectified if the club are to kick on.

A big part of the club's hopes this term will be down to John McGinn.

The midfielder has watched several of his Villa teammates be rewarded with improved deals based on their performances over the last 12 months.

McGinn is a central figure in Smith's starting XI, and according to Danny Mills, the midfielder should be next on the list.

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Speaking to Football Insider, Mills said: "McGinn is a top-class player and if you do not reward players in this day and age and they get within two years of their contract they start thinking, ‘Maybe I am not wanted and I will walk away and leave.’

“He is undoubtedly a fantastic player and you have to tie down your assets so at least then if they are to be sold you can get good money for them.”

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

It's hard to argue with Danny Mills' assessment.

John McGinn has been a central figure for Aston Villa for several years now and that should be rewarded.

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After helping the club to promotion from the Championship, McGinn was key last term as the club avoided relegation.

Despite suffering with injuries, he's forced his way back into contention and showed that he's still capable of helping the club to move forward.

It's unclear whether he's demanding a new contract, but given his loyalty to the club it certainly appears that he deserves it.

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