Ezri Konsa signs a new five-year contract at Aston Villa as he moves into the club’s top salary bracket after impressing boss Unai Emery
- Ezri Konsa has committed his long-term future to Aston Villa on a five-year contract
- He is closing in on Villa’s top salary, along with Martinez, Mings and Diaby
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Ezri Konsa has signed a new five-year contract with Aston Villa on the eve of their match against Legia Warsaw.
Mail Sport revealed on September 19 that Konsa were in line for a new deal and the announcement was made 24 hours later as Villa prepared to open their Europa Conference League campaign in the Polish capital.
Konsa last extended his deal with Villa two years ago, lasting until the summer of 2026.
But these new terms are a sign of the progress Konsa has made and he moves closer to Villa’s top salary range, occupied by stars such as Emiliano Martinez, Tyrone Mings and Moussa Diaby.
This season, Konsa lost regular partner Tyrone Mings to a serious knee injury in the club’s opening day defeat to Newcastle, and is now halfway building a rapport with summer signing Pau Torres.
Ezri Konsa has committed his long-term future to Aston Villa with a new five-year contract
Konsa was a key member of the Villa squad and their huge progress under Unai Emery
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Former Villa boss Dean Smith was in charge when Konsa joined from Brentford and is baffled that the 25-year-old has yet to earn an international call-up.
He told the BBC: ‘I’m surprised he’s not playing for England yet. He is a Rolls Royce of a player. He made a big mistake for the second goal against Newcastle, but he has recovered from that. He is a top player.
‘I don’t know why he isn’t picked. He is one of the standouts. Steven Gerrard came after me and kept playing against him.
‘Since then they have brought in centre-backs and Unai continues to play against him too. That’s a sign he’s been judged.’