Bouma agent confirms Villa contract talks

The agent of Aston Villa defender Wilfred Bouma has confirmed new contract talks are set to open.

O'Neill is prepared to offer Dutch defender Bouma a two-year extension to the contract that runs out at the end of next season.

"The club wants to reward his development with a contract renewal," said Bouma's agent, Ger Lagendijk. "Negotiations will begin later this month or in October."

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