Collins keen on new Villa deal
Aston Villa defender James Collins has revealed he would be happy to extend his contract and stay for as long as possible.
Last Updated: 06/10/11 11:32am
Aston Villa defender James Collins has revealed he would be happy to extend his contract and stay at the club for as long as possible.
Collins is enjoying a new lease of life at Villa Park this season after Alex McLeish replaced Gerard Houllier as manager at the Premier League club.
The Wales international, who joined from West Ham United in 2009, feels his best years are still ahead of him and he would be keen to arrange a new deal.
"I'd love to extend my contract here and stay at Villa as long as I can," Collins told the club's official website.
"As long as the manager is happy and the fans are then I'd like to stay here as long as possible. I've only just turned 28 so I think my best years are definitely still in front of me.
"I am not too bothered about how much I have left on my current deal.
"It's more about if I'm performing well and the club want to give me a new contract that would be great, because I would love to stay as long as possible.
"I am enjoying my time here and enjoying playing under the current manager. Since I've been here everyone has been great.
"My family have settled in the area so if the opportunity was to come I'd love to sign another contract."