In a recent tweet, respected journalist Tom Collomosse claimed that Aston Villa defender Ezri Konsa is set to pen a new contract. It is believed that the English centre-back could be in line to sign a new and improved deal with the Villans soon.
NEW: Ezri Konsa in line for a new #avfc contract after continuing his impressive progress under Unai Emery. Konsa has been a mainstay under all managers at Villa. England call can’t be far away, surely? 🟣🔵
— Tom Collomosse (@TomCollomosse) September 19, 2023
Konsa’s Good Run Of Form At Villa Park This Season
Konsa has made a decent start to this campaign after putting in a handful of solid displays for Aston Villa on the defensive third of the pitch. The 25-year-old has been involved in seven matches for the Villans this season across all competitions.
The English talent has been a reliable performer when defending inside his half as he is averaging 2.6 tackles, 0.8 interceptions and 2.4 clearances per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He was even accurate when distributing the ball from the back based on his pass success rate of 93.3% in the English first division (stats via whoscored).
His current contract at the West Midlands club will expire in the summer of 2026. Thus, it makes sense for the Villans to reward him for his impressive performances by giving him a pay rise and securing his long-term future at the club.
Aston Villa Defender Ezri Konsa Is Set To Pen A New Contract: Good Move For Both Parties?
Konsa is a tough-tackling defender who can time his challenges well to earn the ball back for his team inside his half. He is usually quick to spot the danger and doesn’t hesitate to put his foot through the ball when needed.
The English defensive ace excels at playing his way out from the back and is currently one of the first names in Aston Villa boss Unai Emery’s teamsheet.
At 25, Konsa has his best years ahead of him and might even help the Villans challenge for a major trophy in the coming years. With all things considered, Emery would be wise to tie him down to a new, long-term deal so that the defender can solely focus on becoming a better footballer on the field.