Aston Villa secure future of defender linked with Man Utd this summer

Date published: Monday 21st September 2020 3:38

Tyrone Mings

Tyrone Mings has signed a contract extension at Aston Villa to commit his future until 2024.

Mings joined Villa from Bournemouth in January 2019, initially on loan before sealing a permanent move that summer.

The defender impressed upon his return to the Premier League, and was rewarded with his first two caps for England during last season.

Mings made 33 league appearances last term as Villa secured safety in the top flight.

As they look to re-establish their status in the Premier League this season, they have already confirmed that captain Jack Grealish will be staying.

Now, they have also resolved the future of Mings, who is now under contract for four more years.

A club statement read: “Aston Villa is pleased to announce that Tyrone Mings has signed a contract extension until 2024.

“Mings, who initially joined Villa on loan from Bournemouth in January 2019, and helped the club to win promotion to the Premier League, joined the Club on a permanent basis last summer.

“Since then the 27-year-old has made 37 appearances at the heart of our defence in all competitions.

“The quality of his performances was quickly recognised with a call-up to the full England squad and he made his debut in a competitive match in Bulgaria in October 2019.”

Mings had been suggested as a target for Manchester United in recent months, while Tottenham had also been told to make a bid. Villa would likely have sold him if they had been relegated.

However, he will continue his career at Villa Park instead.

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