Soccer-Goalkeeper Guzan signs extension with Aston Villa

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – U.S. international goalkeeper Brad Guzan has agreed a new four-year deal with Aston Villa that will keep him at the Premier League club to the end of the 2016/17 season, Villa said on Saturday.

The 26-year-old, who has become Villa’s first-choice keeper, returned for pre-season training on Saturday along with the club’s other internationals before they fly to a camp in Germany.

“For me, it’s an honour and a privilege to play for Aston Villa Football Club and to commit my future long-term. I’m overjoyed by it,” the club’s player of the year, who joined from MLS side Chivas USA in 2008, told the Villa website (

“Hopefully now I’m coming in to some good years ahead and to be able to do that at Villa is exciting.”

Villa finished 15th last season in the 20-team league, five points above the drop zone. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Clare Fallon)

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