Kortney Hause’s future at Aston Villa was uncertain for a little while as his deal was up in 2022 and he’s been behind Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa in the pecking order, but Axel Tuanzebe’s loan being cut short now meant he became Steven Gerrard’s only cover at the back.

And now Hause has signed a new deal with Villa until 2025, so it’s clear the club always held him in high regard. Gabriel Agbonlahor rates the Englishman highly too and told Football Insider that Hause has “performed well” when called upon this season.

He said: “I really like Hause. Whenever he comes in for Konsa or Mings he never does anything wrong, he’s always reliable. Every time I’ve seen Kortney Hause he’s performed well. If I was him, I’d want to play more but you have to look at the quality in front of him, Konsa and Mings have a great partnership.”

The 26-year-old has made only 8/26 appearances in all competitions this season, amassing 575 minutes of playing time from a possible 2340. He hasn’t played a lot of football under Gerrard but has put in good performances when called upon, so it’s easy to see why Villa have extended his contract.

Since joining the Claret and Blues from Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2019, Hause has gone on to make 54 appearances across the board, scoring four goals. The 26-year-old isn’t a regular but is a useful squad player than can be depended upon.

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