Villa announced the signing on their official website and it didn’t take long for the news to filter on to social media, with a number of fans duly giving their thoughts.
Thorndike has trained with Villa during the summer and has done enough to impress academy manager Mark Harrison to award him a contract with the club. The 19-year-old has featured in four Under-23 games in both Premier League 2 and the Papa John’s Trophy.
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He becomes the third player to make the move from The Hawthorns to Bodymoor Heath in recent months, following in the footsteps of Tim Iroegbunam and Finn Azaz.
Villa fans react
@academyavfc shared the news regarding Thorndike’s Villa switch on Twitter. Here is what these fans had to say in reply, with one labelling it as ‘amazing news’.
“Great news for @FinThorndike talented lad, has all the tools to do whatever he wants in the game. Pleased for @richthorndike as well, it’s a tough journey as a football parent, can’t wait to see him with a Villa scarf on”
“Where was he before becoming a free agent guys? Loving the recruitment recently utv”
“The kid’s a class act on and off the pitch, hard work pays off and hopefully the success continues ”
“Amazing News. Well done Fin & @richthorndike”
“Albion’s loss, Villa’s gain. Another talented youngster added”
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