Burnley appear to be back in front of Aston Villa in the race to sign West Brom defender Harry Williams.
The Lowdown: Williams’ Villa trial
Reports last weekend revealed that the 18-year-old, who had been on trial with Burnley, was actually through the Bodymoor Heath door ahead of a potential move.
However, despite his time across the Midlands at Villa, it seems as if a move to Turf Moor could now materialise.
The Latest: Burnley putting contract offer together
According to a recent report from Football Insider, the Clarets are looking to pip Villa to Williams’ services by putting together a contract offer.
There is hope in Lancashire that they will win the race for the centre-back, who also helped the Clarets to a Premier League 2 win during his trial.
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The Verdict: Only time will tell if Villa should’ve acted quicker
Villa have plenty of exciting talent in their academy ranks. Louie Barry netted against Liverpool earlier this season in the FA Cup, while midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Carney Chukwuemeka both signed professional terms this season.
Williams could have been the next starlet to ply his trade in Mark Delaney’s youth side, however, it doesn’t look like that will be the case.
Only time will tell how costly missing out on Williams could prove to be. Should he go on to breakthrough into Burnley’s first team over the coming years, it may leave Villa with egg on their face.
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