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Villa reward Bacuna for mortifying Rose of Tralee appearance with new 5-year deal

The midfielder has committed his long-term future to the club.

FRESH FROM HIS mortifying appearance at this year’s Rose of Tralee, Aston Villa midfielder Leandro Bacuna has signed a new five-year deal with the club, keeping him at Villa Park until 2020.

Bacuna was a first-team regular during his first season at Villa after moving from Groningen in 2013, but found opportunities hard to come by under Tim Sherwood last term.

The 23-year-old only made 10 league starts in 2014-15, but his performances have impressed the Villa hierarchy and he has been rewarded with a new deal.

“I am absolutely thrilled to sign a new contract and continue my time at Aston Villa,” he told the club’s official website.

“I love it here and am really excited about my future in claret and blue under the manager.

“I feel I can really develop here and show my worth to the team and I think there are bright times ahead for us all.”

And if you missed his appearance on the Rose of Tralee, here it is again:

Source: CNeville1987/YouTube

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