Name: Aaron Ramsey
Club: Aston Villa
Date of Birth: 21 January 2003
Position: Attacking midfielder
Aaron Ramsey – his career so far
Aston Villa can certainly boast with plenty of young talents who are just waiting for their chance in the sun and their 17-year-old gem, Aaron Ramsey, is definitely one of them. The attacking midfielder is yet to register a single game with the senior squad but has the talent and the potential to make it on the big stage, if groomed properly, of course.
Ramsey – not to be mistaken with his Juventus and former Arsenal namesake – joined the Villains’ academy aged only eight back in 2011 but has quickly progressed through the ranks, stepping up to their U16 and U18 squads and also making a couple of appearances for the U23s despite still being just 17 years of age at this very moment.
So far, since he can only boast with literally just two games for the older team, the only notable performances from the youngster have arrived for the U18 squad. Ramsey registered 16 games for the team and managed to score six goals and assist further three under his belt in the process as well.
Interestingly enough, he has won caps for both England’s U16 and U17 squads, even captaining the latter one and tallying six appearances under his name so far.
And as fate would have it, he’s only one of the three Ramseys in Aston Villa’s academy as his two brothers are also one of the Villains as well with the older one, Jacob Ramsey, making his Villa debut against West Brom last season.
The future at the club seems quite steady for their family and big things are expected from them and if we may add, rightfully so.
Since we are talking about a 17-year-old kid who’s yet to experience a full breakthrough season, either at Aston Villa or somewhere else, there are really not many transfer rumours surrounding him at the very moment.
The biggest Aston Villa news for the fans on the topic of the youngster, however, could be the fact that Ramsey was included in Guardian’s Top 20 Premier League talents at the end of 2019. The reputable outlet outlined key talents from each of the English top-flight clubs, including the now 17-year-old as the Villains’ biggest talent coming out of the academy.
So far, there are no other transfer news that would suggest there’s a big change on the way for his career but if he keeps developing and progressing as is expected from him, good things should undoubtedly start happening.
Only time will tell.
The thing that stands out the most about Ramsey’s player profile is undoubtedly his creativity and pure technical skill on the ball. Being an attacking midfielder, you could say that is definitely a must-have attribute for their resumes but the 17-year-old lad truly excels at bringing his teammates into play and creating chances for his team.
But since his appearances are limited to the U18 Aston Villa team and youth ranks at the international level, not much data is currently available on the youngster. But judging by the footage and analysing his movement, we can see that he shows many of the characteristics of a modern no.10 in the making.
Quick, agile and with great vision, Ramsey has an eye for both goals and assists and the vision to deploy a killer pass as well. So far, it seems that he could indeed quickly become too big for the youth levels and if he can keep developing accordingly, he may very well become a future first-team player.
The simple fact that he ended up with 19 goals for Aston Villa’s U16 squad last season says enough about his finishing abilities and the six goals and three assists for the U18s so far further solidify that statement.
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