Midfielder Glenn Whelan has played a major role in Aston Villa’s recent run of form which has seen them jump into the play-off zone.
Five consecutive wins have seen Aston Villa climb into sixth place with seven games left to play in the Championship.
Whelan has been a key player in the revival. The Republic of Ireland international is playing an important role in midfield for the Villans.
Since his improvement in form, Aston Villa fans have started wondering whether to reward him with a new contract.
The 35-year-old is out of contract at the end of this season and is currently playing for an extension.
Talks are likely to be shelved until the summer and his future might depend on whether or not Aston Villa win promotion.
But it has become a debate which has split opinion among some Aston Villa supporters. Should Whelan be rewarded for his form or do Aston Villa need to look to the future?
Here are some tweets from Aston Villa fans discussing whether the club should offer Whelan a new contract this summer.
Probably a year extension if we don’t go up, other than that, no.
— VillaFan (@ViIIaFan) April 3, 2019
No. I like Whelan, always have, but we have to start buying and signing younger players. Keeping older players around is just dead money, and Smith has already discussed us building value within the squad, and there has to be sacrifices to do that. #AVFC
— Phil Roberts (@iamVilla) April 3, 2019
If he wants us to do him a favour by keeping him here, he needs to do us a favour by taking a pay cut! If so, im all for it.
— Villans Opinions (@VillansOpinions) April 3, 2019
Pointless question as completely depends on how our season ends. Promotion then absolutely not. If we stay in this division then potentially yes.
— Heath Legend (@HeathLegend1987) April 3, 2019
He’s playing well at the min but me personally NO next season he be no good need younger and faster bossing it
— birdmyster (@birdyboyavfc) April 3, 2019
Yes but depends on wages if we don’t go up, if we go up yes as a top pro even as a bench player he can teach young players a lot.
— mangles (@bamboozled19) April 3, 2019
If we’re in the Championship, one year deal at a reduced wage
— Mark (@Marko7LW) April 3, 2019
No. He’s done well, but at 35 its time to look for a younger more dynamic midfielder.
— Will Monk (@keese09) April 3, 2019