The Lowdown: Wilson impressing at Villa
The 16-year-old is making a name for himself at Villa Park with some eye-catching performances at youth team level, having joined from Rangers back in July.
Wilson has scored four goals in just five appearances for the Under-18s, leading the line in expert fashion despite not yet turning 17 years of age.
Once he hits that birthday milestone, he will be able to sign his first professional deal as a footballer, and it looks as though it is on the cards.
The Latest: First professional deal expected
Taking to Twitter, Preece confirmed that Wilson is set to sign on the dotted line at Villa, committing his future to them:
“Rory Wilson – 9 goals in 11 apps this season for #avfc and Scotland – expected to sign first pro deal.”
The Verdict: One for the future
Wilson looks to be a hugely promising young player with a bright future, with his eye for goal already standing out at such a tender age.
The Villa youngster has also scored 12 times in 13 caps for Scotland’s Under-17s, which is a phenomenal return, and he is someone who will hopefully mature into a formidable first-team player eventually.
Planning for the years ahead is always vital for the Villans, as well as ensuring that there is a nucleus of homegrown talent, and Wilson ticks both of those boxes.
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