Aston Villa’s academy has produced some great talents, and there is now another prospect in their ranks already attracting interest from some of England’s biggest sides.
The latest on an Aston Villa talent
According to The Times, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool are some of the clubs monitoring Villa wonderkid Carney Chukwuemeka.
None have yet made an approach to sign him, but the report claims there is even competition for his signature from Europe too, so this will definitely be a player to keep an eye on as the rumours heat up.
Villa need to keep hold of their prospects
The club clearly understand the potential Chukwuemeka has, with Chief Executive Christian Purslow piling massive praise on him last year as he said: “We need to be higher in recruiting the best eight-year-old, nine-year-old, 10-year-old, 11-year-old, 12-year-old, 14, 16, one a year that makes it and gets a professional contract at 16.
“I want that player. We have one right now, probably the best 16-year-old in England, Carney (Chukwuemeka). Absolutely no debate, he’s starting for the U23s.”
He is now 17, but he clearly is already impressing, and he is a key asset in the U23 side already, featuring eleven times in Premier League 2 and twice in the EFL Trophy this season (Transfermarkt). He has picked up two assists along the way.
To be already playing at the highest youth level at such a young age emphasises his potential, as does the fact that United, City and Liverpool are interested in him. Therefore, Villa need to do everything in their power to keep him at the club as they could have another amazing Premier League star who can follow in the footsteps of captain Jack Grealish.
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