The agent of Aston Villa winger Albert Adomah has revealed the wishes of his client amid interest from Championship rivals Aston Villa.

According to Sport Witness, Albert Adomah has made it known to his agent that he wants to turn down interest from fellow Championship sides Leeds United and Middlesbrough and sign a new deal at Villa Park under new manager Dean Smith.

Middlesbrough and Leeds United were on red alert earlier this season, as former Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce seemed set to let 30-year-old Adomah leave. However, after the appointment of Dean Smith from Brentford, the winger’s fortunes at Villa Park seem to have changed, with the Ghanaian enjoying his football at Villa once again under their new manager.

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Adomah’s agent Anthony Finnagan spoke to Sport Witness amid the speculation, and dismissed the rumours that Adomah was set to depart and Boro and The Whites were to battle it out for his signature, insisting that he is now set to stay at Villa Park.

“I realise the speculation that comes during this [January] transfer window, but my aim is to discuss with the current manager at the right time about extending his contract and remain at the club,” said Finnagan.

Under Steve Bruce, former Middlesbrough winger Adomah never ruled out the possibility of leaving Villa Park. After their trip to Ashton Gate to play Bristol City – one of Adomah’s former clubs – the Ghana international openly admitted he would be open to a possible return to his former side later in his career.

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Leeds United and MIddlesbrough were strong admirers of Adomah, and were both looking at possibly making moves in January to continue their interest, However, it looks set that the winger’s short term future is decided and he will remain at Villa Park.

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