Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard included teenage midfielder Tim Iroegbunam in a senior matchday squad for the first time against Leicester City on Sunday, and a number of fans were quick to heap praise on the 19-year-old following the club’s official post.
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Iroegbunam made the move to Bodymoor Heath over the summer from Midlands rivals West Brom. The central midfielder has since gone on to make 15 appearances for Villa’s under-23’s, three of which have come in the EFL Trophy.
He has seemingly impressed in recent months and was among a number of youngsters involved in first team training under former manager Dean Smith.
Villa fans react
Here is what these Villa fans had to say in reply to the club’s official Twitter post on Iroegbunam, with one labelling it as ‘great’ and another calling the 19-year-old a ‘baller’.
“Good move this. Best player on the pitch on Tuesday”
“This tweet is better. Good. Inject it.”
“Great to see him in the match day squad”
“Can’t wait for a song for this baller…”
“Top top baller, basically Pogba but better”
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