Ron Vlaar has revealed he may well stay at the Aston Villa beyond the end of the season following their recent upturn in fortune.
The Dutchman’s current deal at Villa Park is due to expire in the summer, with Premier League rivals Manchester United amongst a number of clubs believed to be interested in him.
However, things have changed massively at Villa Park in recent months, with Tim Sherwood’s arrival as manager breathing new life into the squad and on Sunday they upset the odds by beating Liverpool to book their place in the FA Cup Final.
There are still other matters to worry about as Villa are currently 15th in the table and yet to guarantee Premier League survival.
Vlaar admits the new-found optimism around the club due to the cup run has made him consider signing a new contract in Birmingham, crediting the impact of Sherwood for helping change his mind.
“Things have changed for me in the past few months since (Tim) Sherwood took over,” he said.
“It’s been a hard season for me with all the injuries. Now I just want to play and be important for the team. This helps – you can trust me on that.”
After their elation of their victory at Wembley, next up for the Villans is a trip to Manchester City for a game they are 12.00 to win, with the draw 6.00 and City 1.25.