American goalkeeper Brad Guzan has re-signed for Aston Villa
after agreeing a new three-year contract with the Premier League
club it was announced Monday.
The 27-year-old had appeared to have parted company with Villa at
the end of last season after failing to agree a new deal.
But he will join up with Villa on their three-match tour of the
United States after being named in manager Paul Lambert's 25-man
Guzan joined Villa from Chivas in 2008 and has been second choice
for the majority of his time with the Birmingham club.
But he impressed while deputising for Shay Given when the
Republic of Ireland international was injured last season, and
Lambert expects Guzan to put pressure on Villa's number one.
"I've watched Brad and some of his games when he was in the team
last year and he was excellent," Lambert told Villa's official
"I know he's always had that stigma of being the number two
behind some really good goalkeepers here.
"But when you come back at the start of the season nobody knows
what's going to happen and it depends on whoever does well.
"Brad played very well the time he was in and maybe he found
himself a bit unlucky to be back out.
"The club needs two or three good goalkeepers, so when Shay comes
back from the Euros it will be a big bonus and we will see what