US youth national team attacker Indiana Vassilev has signed a new two-year contract with Premier League side Aston Villa, the club announced Monday.
The deal will keep Vassilev, 19, with the English club through June 2022. He’s made four appearances for the first team, and has been a fixture for their U-23 team.
"I'm really happy to sign for another two years, keep on working hard and hopefully the future will hold a lot of great things." 🙌#AVFC— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) May 18, 2020
"It was really a no-brainer," Vassilev said in a club video. "This past year they’ve supported me a lot, and thankfully I was able to break my way into the first team. Since I’ve broken my way into the first team, I’ve received a lot of support from everyone, staff and players included."
Vassilev made his Premier League debut Jan. 18 against Brighton and had previously made his full debut Jan. 4 against Fulham in the FA Cup. He also appeared in a Jan. 8 EFL Cup match against Leicester City.
On the national scene, he featured for the US at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and is part of the current U-20 cycle. He’s also eligible to represent Bulgaria, though grew up in Georgia and has roots at IMG Academy in Florida.