Aston Villa and Manchester United are both interested in signing teenage defender Josh Feeney, according to the Daily Mail.
The Red Devils have enquired about a move for the Fleetwood Town youngster, but Villa are viewed as front runners for the 16-year-old centre-back. As to be expected, plenty of Villa supporters have been sharing their thoughts on the transfer update on social media.
Feeney, who is yet to feature for Fleetwood at senior level, already stands at 1.93m (6 foot 4). He is captain of England’s under-16 side and scored in a 6-0 win against Northern Ireland four days ago.
It seems that he is catching the eye at both Villa Park and Old Trafford, and any deal could end up costing a significant six-figure sum. Feeney has the freedom to choose his next club from July onwards, according to the Daily Mail.
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Villa fans react
@villareport shared the news regarding Feeney on Twitter on Friday evening. Here is what these Villa fans had to say in response, with many enjoying the update.
“Guy looks like he is going to be massive with the proper nurturing”
“Josh Feeney Central defender – 6’4, 16 years old. Everyone wants to join Villa”
“That 2025 Champions League title looking real likely now”
“We will have the best academy known to man, no joke”
“It’s the Mail. If correct, I guess this would be as an investment into the academy, which is sensible I’ve never seen him play though.”
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