Laursen keen on Villa stay

14 January 2008 10:09
Defender Martin Laursen seems certain to remain with Aston Villa after admitting he is keen to sign a new contract. The Denmark international is out of contract in the summer and is currently free to discuss a possible free transfer with other clubs. However, after manager Martin O'Neill revealed he hoped the former AC Milan defender would remain at Villa Park, Laursen himself has hinted he is ready to commit his future to the Midlands club. The 30-year-old scored his sixth goal of the season in Saturday's 3-1 victory over Reading at Villa Park. "There is going to be a meeting in the middle of next week and we will see what that will bring, but it is not a secret that I like it here," he said. "I would like to stay at Villa. I feel settled outside the pitch as well. "I really enjoy staying here and have a good relationship with the manager and everyone around the club. "I think we have a very good team and I would like to stay so hopefully we can find some kind of agreement. "Is it close to happening? I have an agent that takes care of all of that. I only want to play well and concentrate on my football. "We have had a meeting about what we think is reasonable, what we think I should have, but I will leave that to the club and my agent."

Source: ESA

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