Aston Villa have announced that Jacob Ramsey has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2027.
The 20-year-old has come through the youth ranks at the club to establish himself as a key figure in the first team squad this season, as he now looks to go from strength to strength and continue to improve.
Jacob Ramsey signs contract until 2027
As per the official Villa site, the club have confirmed that he has been rewarded for that impressive progression and form with a new contract, with the deal running until 2027.
After failing to register a goal in 25 appearances at senior level last season, Ramsey has six goals and one assist in 31 outings this season as he has been an ever-present under Steven Gerrard.
While the Villa boss has made no secret of how highly he rates Ramsey and recently stated his intention to build around him, this contract is another key moment in the homegrown star becoming a pivotal figure for Villa for many more years to come.
Former boss Dean Smith deserves credit for the role he played in his initial development too, and it’s hoped that Villa now have a player capable of producing at a high level week in and week out for the foreseeable future.
Jacob Ramsey on his new Villa contract
Speaking about his new contract, Ramsey was delighted to put pen to paper and commit his long-term future to the club.
“It’s a proud moment for me, especially for my family,” he told VillaTV. “I’ve been here a long time now, come through the Academy, and to sign for another five years at this club, I’m over the moon.
“There’s so many people who have helped me get to this point now, I can’t thank everyone enough from Under-9s, to being a scholar, to U23s and then stepping up to the first team.
“It’s been good; a lot of up and down moments but it’s all part of the journey and I feel like I’ve been playing well this season so it’s nice to be rewarded with a new contract.
“I think everyone knows that the owners, Christian (Purslow) and the gaffer have got big ambitions,” added Ramsey.
“So I think the obvious one is to play European football.
“My plan for the next five years is to get this club playing European football again.”