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Agbonlahor never wants to leave Villa

ESPNsoccernet staff
January 26, 2012
Gabriel Agbonlahor is happy at Aston Villa © Getty Images

Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has revealed he wants to stay at the club for the rest of his career, indicating it would be pointless for any club to make a bid for him.

Agbonlahor, 25, had a good start to the current season under Alex McLeish, scoring three goals in the opening five Premier League games, though he has not netted in the league since November 5.

The striker, who made his professional debut on loan at Watford and has also played for Sheffield Wednesday, can never see himself leaving Villa Park again.

Agbonlahor said: "I think other clubs know how much I love playing for Villa. I don't think there's ever been a bid for me. They know this is a club I want to stay at and it's somewhere it would be hard to get me to leave.

"It's the same at other clubs who have players who are that club through and through - like Steven Gerrard at Liverpool. They don't put bids in for us because they know we won't leave.''

Agbonlahor also revealed Darren Bent has been ignoring transfer rumours linking him with a move to Liverpool.

"To be fair to Darren, he's just got on with his football, got another goal last week, and all he can do is concentrate on his games here," Agbonlahor said. "It's crazy the number of transfer rumours you see. If you listen to rumours, we'd be buying 10 players.

"Liverpool are maybe looking for another striker with Luis Suarez banned so top-quality players are going to be linked with them.''

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