Aston Villa transfers: Lambert hopeful Weimann will sign new deal
Aston Villa transfers: Paul Lambert says he wants to secure Andreas Weimann's long-term future at the club amid ongoing talks
Paul Lambert is still hopeful that Aston Villa forward Andreas Weimann will sign a new deal at the club.
The Austria international has just under 18 months remaining on his £15,000-a-week contract after moving to Villa Park from Rapid Vienna in 2007.
The 21-year-old scored his 10th Premier League goal of the season in a 2-1 defeat by Arsenal at The Emirates on Saturday.
Lambert confirmed negotiations are continuing with the youngster amid reported interest from a host of European clubs.
“It would be great for the long term if Andreas signs. We’re still talking at the minute so we’ll see what happens there,” Lambert said.
“The way he conducts himself on the pitch and in training is excellent. He has been really on top of his game and taken his chance in the first team.”
On Monday, Weimann insisted he was staying focused on keeping Villa in the top flight amid speculation about his future.
“We will fight for each other, for the fans and for the club and do everything we can to stay up,” he said.
“We have 11 games to go and we will do everything to get out of this.
“We’re confident of turning it around. We’ve got 11 games to get out of it. We’re confident that by the end of the season we won’t be in there.”