Aston Villa

Aston Villa striker happy to stay for the long-term

agbonlahor.jpgNothing inspires us more at Football Transfer Tavern than a one-club player and Gabby Agbonlahor has vowed to be just that at Aston Villa, despite the West Midlands side’s troubles this term in the Premier League.

The 26-year-old has come right through the ranks at Villa Park and although he admitted he had chances to leave, he is happy to spend his whole career with his boyhood club.

Villa have seen plenty of their top players leave in recent seasons such as Stewart Downing, Ashley Young, Gareth Barry and James Milner but Agbonlahor is not thinking about joining that illustrious list.

The former England international has failed to make much of an impact this season for the struggling Villans who welcome Manchester City with Barry and Milner back to Villa Park on Monday night.

Survival is now key for Agbonlahor, but even if the worst happens he wants to show loyalty and remain a one-club man.

“Much as you want to win things, as long as I’m enjoying my football here — and Villa want me — I’m happy to stay,” Agbonlahor told The Sun.

“Players who have left have had their reasons for leaving.

“Apart from one disappointing season when I wasn’t playing as much as I wanted, I’ve always enjoyed playing here so I’ve had no reason or desire to move.

“I’d find it hard to say I have any regrets about being a one-club player.”

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