The Contracts of Every Aston Villa Player & the Deals Expiring this Summer

 The Contracts of Every Aston Villa Player & the Deals Expiring this Summer

Aston Villa have worked hard to assemble a group capable of competing at a high level in the Premier League, and they have ensured the long-term futures of several of their stars.

Professional footballer contracts are frequently a contentious issue of discussion.

Depending on where the player is in their contract, the pendulum of power between the club and the player might swing one way or the other. Three or more years left on a contract signifies not only security for the player, but also for the club – especially if the player is a valuable asset.

On the other hand, large contracts might make it difficult to move a player who is no longer in the manager’s plans. Anything less than that, and there will be a time of uncertainty. Is the player’s decision to offer new terms justified? Do they want to continue?

In the event of the latter, it usually means they can either finish their contract and depart for free, or they can compel their employers to sell up early. At Aston Villa, things are no different: here’s the situation of every player in the squad, including those in the final six months of their contracts who will require Steven Gerrard’s attention.

2022 – Loan deals

Philippe Coutinho, Robin Olsen


Coutinho, a Brazilian, has been a revelation since his January arrival. Coutinho has mostly been a joy to watch in claret and blue, scoring on his debut against Manchester United and tormenting Leeds, and the clamour for his permanent signing in the summer are growing stronger all the time.

Barcelona would be willing to let Coutinho go, but the Brazilian will have to weigh his alternatives in the face of rumored interest from Arsenal and elsewhere. Robin Olsen, a goalkeeper who arrived on loan in January as a back-up to Emi Martinez, is also on loan, with Villa having the option to sign him permanently.

2022 – Expiring contracts

Ashley Young, Conor Hourihane, Indiana Vassilev


Ashley Young, the experienced head coach, is expected to leave this summer when his one-year contract, which he committed to last year, expires. Young made an emotional homecoming to Villa Park after enjoying success in Italy with Inter Milan, and although not being the first name on the teamsheet, he has filled in for a number of positions when needed.

Conor Hourihane (Sheffield United) and Indy Vassilev (Inter Miami) are two of the club’s loanees who are scheduled to move in the summer. In the case of the former, he has already stated that he intends to play his final game for Villa.

2023

Douglas Luiz, Carney Chukwuemeka, Lovre Kalinic, Jed Steer, Frederic Guilbert, Trezeguet, Anwar El Ghazi, Aaron Ramsey, Brad Young, Arjan Raikhy, Lamare Bogarde


This summer will mark the end of a number of players’ contracts, as well as a pivotal stage in any senior player’s career. Contract discussions with Brazil international Douglas Luiz, who has been a mainstay in the side since joining the club in 2019, have already begun.

Carney Chukwuemeka’s immediate future is uncertain; the outstanding teenage midfielder has yet to sign a long-term contract with Villa and has been linked with a move to one of the Premier League’s bigger clubs. For Villa, as well as a number of other players, 2023 will be a chance to shine.

Lovre Kalinic hasn’t played for the club since 2019, while Jed Steer, Frederic Guilbert and Anwar El Ghazi are likely to make for the exit.

2024

Tyrone Mings, Danny Ings, Bertrand Traore, Marvelous Nakamba, Jaden Philogene-Bidace, Wesley Moraes, Keinan Davis, Louie Barry, Caleb Chukwuemeka


Tyrone Mings, the captain, and Danny Ings, the striker, are the two most prominent names for the year 2024. Once this season is through, they’ll have two years left on their contracts. Bertrand Traore hasn’t played as much as he’d like this season, while Marvelous Nakamba had bad luck when he got injured just as he was starting to look excellent under Gerrard.

Villa would want to maintain hold of promising youngster Jaden Philogene-Bidace, while Wesley is unlikely to feature in Gerrard’s plans in the future. This list features a slew of young forwards.

2025

Ollie Watkins, Leon Bailey, John McGinn, Matty Cash, Morgan Sanson, Jacob Ramsey, Calum Chambers, Kortney Hause, Matt Targett, Cameron Archer, Tommi O’Reilly, Ben Chrisene


The majority of Villa’s players have three years left on their contracts, which provides stability for both the player and the club. However, some of these players may not be able to complete their contracts; Matt Targett, for example, is on the market after being loaned out in January.

Morgan Sanson, meanwhile, has been linked with a transfer away this summer after failing to gain consistent minutes under Dean Smith or Gerrard. Jacob Ramsey, on the other hand, has established himself as a regular starter, and his future appears to be in the heart of Villa’s midfield.

Calum Chambers has only recently joined the club, while Kortney Hause signed a contract with the club earlier this season.

2026

Emiliano Buendia, Ezri Konsa, Lucas Digne, Kaine Kesler

A few players have four years left to run on their contracts from the summer onwards. Emi Buendia only joined the club in the summer from Norwich, while Lucas Digne followed him to the club in January from Everton. Both were signed for big transfer fees and on long contracts.

Ezri Konsa has proved to be one of the best signings of Villa’s current period back in the Premier League and he has since signed a long term contract again since joining from Brentford in 2019. Promising right back Kaine Kesler, who has been out on loan this season, is also signed up.

2027

Emiliano Martinez, Timothy Iroegbunam

Villa pulled off a masterstroke in 2020 when the brought in Martinez from Arsenal. He’s now recognised as one of the best goalkeepers about and is the number one for Argentina. He recently agreed fresh terms and he’ll be at Villa for five more years.

Joining him on this small list is young midfielder Timothy Iroegbunam. The exciting prospect, who is playing for England under 19s, joined from West Brom in the summer and he signed a bumper contract. Villa have very high hopes that, in time, he can become a regular in the side.

(Source: Transfermarkt)