The Athletic’s Gregg Evans has suggested that there is a ‘95% chance’ Aston Villa will try to extend Kortney Hause’s contract with the club.
With Hause catching the eye, the issue of his contract came up for discussion during the latest episode of the 1874 podcast. The defender’s current deal is set to expire in the summer of 2022 and so he would be free to agree terms with a new club as early as next January.
However, Evans has stated that Villa are more than likely to try and extend that contract, explaining: “He is out of contract officially at the end of the year, but it’s one of those ones that the club will, [there’s a] 95% chance of them taking it up.
“Because, look, he was signed for £3m. He’s worth more than that now. Still only 26 years old. He’s got a lot of years of football ahead of him, and he’s probably coming into his best years.
“We don’t know what’s going to happen throughout the course of the season, but I’m sure there’ll be a club out there that will want to take Kortney Hause for a double-figure fee, probably.
“So Villa will look at that, knowing that they’ll probably protect the asset by extending his deal. But they might even give him a longer deal, because if he continues playing in the way he does, then he’s going to be a player that they want to keep at the club.”
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A further two starts in the Carabao Cup have provided the defender with some chances to impress, but looking at his appearances numbers in the past two campaigns – he played in seven league games the last term, and in 18 the season before – there’s no guarantee Hause will break into this team for the long term.
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If this is the case, the 26-year-old may well decide to turn down any contract Villa offer him. As Evans suggests, there could be teams out there interested in signing the Englishman.
As recently as last August, it was reported that West Ham United were eyeing up a move for Hause. Perhaps the Hammers will make a move in the January window. With his contract yet to be signed, anything could happen.