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Tuesday media watch [16.07.13 AM]: Westwood new deal in focus

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Tuesday media watch [16.07.13 AM]: Westwood new deal in focus

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

Birmingham Mail: Modest midfielder Ashley Westwood has signed a new four-year contract at Villa in an indication of the mutual respect between him and the club. Westwood is the antithesis of wantaway striker Christian Benteke, pledging his future to Villa after an encouraging breakthrough season.

Birmingham Mail: Paul Lambert and his Villa players jetted back from Germany yesterday. Here we look at the pros and cons of the week-long pre-season training camp at the Hotel Klosterpforte complex in Marienfeld.

The Sun: Ashley Westwood has signed a new contract at Aston Villa. The midfielder, 23, agreed a four-year deal yesterday - less than 12 months after he moved from Crewe.

The Sun: Richard Dunne has joined QPR but must remain fit stay. The defender signed a one-year deal that can be terminated if he suffers more groin or hip problems.

Guardian: QPR have completed the signing of Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne, with the former Aston Villa player getting a one-year deal. The 33-year-old left Villa Park at the end of his contract and moves to Rangers on a free transfer.

Daily Star: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says Ashley Westwood is one of the exceptional new Premier League pass-masters. Westwood, 23, has signed a new four-year contract at Villa after playing a starring role last season.

Mirror: Christian Benteke wants Spurs to step up their pursuit of him because he is reluctant to go back to Aston Villa as scheduled on Thursday. The Belgium striker put in a transfer request last week and is determined to move to White Hart Lane, where he has been promised a regular start.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

By @AVFCOfficial 16th July 2013
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