Aston Villa have finally extended one of their star performers from this season. Jacob Ramsey is the player who has extended his stay at the Midlands club. The academy player of Aston Villa is steadily improving since making his debut for the senior side last season. Former manager Dean Smith handed Ramsey his debut, and Steven Gerrard has continued counting on him. Aston Villa have now locked down Ramsey with a new deal as they consider the 20-year-old core of their future.
Jacob Ramsey has so far racked up 59 appearances for the Aston Villa first-team. Moreover, 30 of his 59 outings have come this season. A crucial part of Steven Gerrard‘s team, the manager has plans of building his Villa side around the youngster. As a result, the first step towards the same has been taken in extending the midfielder. Many of the stars of the game, including former Villa player-manager John Terry have reacted to Ramsey signing the new deal.
Terry, Gordon reacts to Ramsey extending at Aston Villa
As soon as Ramsey took it to social media announcing the extension with Aston Villa, congratulations were in order. Ramsey has signed a long-term deal which will keep him at the club till 2027. Villa have done some smart business here as many clubs were interested in signing Ramsey. The Midlands club will not have to worry now after extending their prized asset.
Ramsey’s Instagram post regarding the extension was flooded with positive comments. Chelsea legend John Terry was one of the first to send love to Ramsey. Terry wrote, “Congratulations mate, well deserved”. While Everton’s Anthony Gordon commented, Well deserved lad”. Aston Villa captain Tyrone Mings joined the conversation as well, sending his well-wishes by commenting, “Love it mate”.
Jacob Ramsey’s surge at his boyhood club
Ramsey is now considered undroppable at Aston Villa. The youngster has earned his spot through scintillating displays for the club. The attacking midfielder has scored 6 league goals this season, out of which 3 have come against clubs placed above Villa (Arsenal, Manchester United, and West ham United).
Moreover, Ramsey is a perfect mould for Gerrard’s system which demands high pressing. On average, the midfielder presses the opponent 20 times per 90 minutes. Further on, on 5.4 occasions out of those 20 Ramsey has won the ball for his team. Also, Ramsey attempts almost 30 passes per game out of which 24 are directed in the opposition’s half. As evident, there’s a lot of attacking intent offered by the academy product.
Ramsey has started 26 league games this season out of his 30. Moreover, the midfielder has started 20 of 21 Premier League matches since Gerrard’s appointment. Ramsey is bound to achieve new heights under Gerrard at Aston Villa. He will be 26 by the time his new deal expires and in the prime of his career. But given the chart of his improvement, Ramsey will definitely attract the big guns of the Premier League. However, as of now, it’s Aston Villa who gets to reap the benefits of their academy boy.
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