Lambert keen on Vlaar talks

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert will sit down with captain Ron Vlaar to discuss his future before the World Cup.

Last Updated: 22/02/14 at 00:57 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer news: Micah Richards backs Juan Cuadrado for Premier League success

Post comment

Micah Richards believes Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado has all the attributes to be a big hit in the Premier League.

Transfer news: AC Milan close to Salvatore Bocchetti deal

Post comment

Spartak Moscow defender Salvatore Bocchetti is set to complete his loan switch to AC Milan in the next 24 hours.

All Articles

Ron Vlaar could sign a new deal at Villa

Ron Vlaar could sign a new deal at Villa

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert will sit down with captain Ron Vlaar to discuss his future before the World Cup in a bid to tie the Dutchman to the club before he attracts interest from elsewhere while in Brazil.

Vlaar, nicknamed 'Concrete Ron' by Villa fans, has been an impressive performer since arriving in England in the summer of 2012 despite frequent injuries.

Lambert is certain his skipper will be selected by Holland for this year's showpiece and, with just one full year left on his contract, hopes to sign Vlaar up long term before he heads to South America.

"He'll definitely go to the World Cup," said the Villa boss.

"He has played in the last few games for them. He'll go and has been playing well for us. When he's not played it's been a bit of a blow because he gives us that balance.

"But he'll definitely go to the World Cup. I tend to speak to the players before they go away for the summer anyway, it's always the case.

"Myself and Ron haven't spoken about anything, I think he's been happy playing.

"His form this year has been really good. Going to the World Cup is a big carrot for him. I'm pretty sure (the contract) will take care of itself.

"Going into the last year of his contract, you have to look at it."


New Sky Bet customers: Free matched bet up to £30


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to avoid a red card

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to stay on the field in the Capital One Cup semi-final.

Capital One Cup: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists Diego Costa does not deserve retrospective action after Emre Can stamp

Jose Mourinho thinks Chelsea's Diego Costa should be left alone to play football after a controversial outing on Tuesday.

Referee Michael Oliver to make final call on Diego Costa 'stamp' ahead of Chelsea-Manchester City game

Referee Michael Oliver will have the final say on whether Diego Costa is banned for this weekend's game against Manchester City.

Mail Box

'Diego Costa Is A Thug.' Sore Losers..?

There is plenty of fallout from Diego Costa's stamps of authority on Tuesday's League Cup semi-final. Plus Blatter, Rodgers' substitutions and stretching the transfer truth...

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company