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Wilfred Bouma Wants Villa Stay

Wilfred Bouma Wants Villa Stay

In a report in the Birmingham Mail Villa left-back Wilfred Bouma has said he would love to extend his contract at Villa after finding his form under Martin O'Neill.

The Dutch international has a one year option on his contract, if Villa don't take up that option by April he can walk on a free in the summer. NO CHANCE!

Wilf said: 'I have an option for an extra season, so I could have an extension for one year. But we have to know before April 30 and so there is not long left,' he said. 'Things are going well for me now. Who knows what will happen? I'm very happy here. My family are happy and that's what you always look for. If you are to play good and feel good you have to be settled and this is my home now. I am very pleased with things here. But you never know.'

And on his form when he first came in 2005 (a £3.5m David O'Leary purchase from PSV Eindhoven) he admitted it took him time to settle in the Prem and he agonised over how he seemed to be struggling.

'I couldn't enjoy playing football because I knew I could do so much better. Now I know I am a better player than when I was in Holland. I came through that difficult time and know that I am now mentally a lot stronger because of it. And that gives you a kick.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday December 7 2007
Time: 1:25PM

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Shrek must stay.
The Fear
07/12/2007 13:28:00
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Reliable player, well worth keeping him
krisvilla
07/12/2007 13:30:00
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Very under-rated player in my opinion. Solid at the back, maybe could improve a bit going forward. For all of his plus points Ash doesn't exactly track back much leaving Freddie exposed sometimes. Definately one of our unsung heroes this season. Sign him up.
Jon.H
07/12/2007 13:41:00
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Certainly one of the unsung heroes. Consistantly 7 out of 10, never let you down kind of player. Worrying to hear of yet ANOTHER player coming to the end of their contract though.
DeanoVilla
07/12/2007 13:45:00
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No way he'll leave, all this about riise is bollox. We have a left back and it seems everyones happy with him
PTP
07/12/2007 15:09:00
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Silent Hero. Does a solid job without anyone knowing.
leelindsay
07/12/2007 15:37:00
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Cult hero, hope we keep him, he always gives his all. Loved it when he got caned in the face against Blackburn and just shook it off and carried on. Could think of a few who would have been rolling around for days after that. He's like a middleweight champion!
weller77
07/12/2007 16:02:00
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I like Freddie. Solid, reliable defender. Certainly hope he's around the place for a while longer yet. ,
glensider
07/12/2007 18:16:00
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Another that has to stay he has come on leaps and bounds in the last 6 to 7 months, he is consistent, a solid defender, and hard as nails.
fatloser
07/12/2007 18:24:00
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Isn't it amazing how many Villa players have come on in leaps and bounds since the days of HDE and DO'L ...
BobTheBuilder
07/12/2007 18:46:00
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