Aston Villa and Leeds United have both made contact over a potential deal for Fleetwood Town defender Josh Feeney, according to the Daily Mail.
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Feeney, who only turned 16 on Thursday, is wanted by both England and Scotland at international level. He is highly regarded and looks set to have a decision to make after being called up for international camps from both countries at under-16 level.
The Latest: Villa’s contact
According to the Daily Mail, Villa are joined by Leeds, Leicester City and Wolves in making contact with the League One club over the past few months. Celtic are also thought to be keen on Feeney and would have to pay a smaller compensation fee due to cross-border rules.
The teenager has been on the bench for Fleetwood in their last three League One games, but he is absent from Simon Grayson’s squad against Ipswich this afternoon due to school exams beginning on Monday.
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On that basis, with Mark Delaney seemingly having plenty of attacking flair in his side, Feeney could be a shrewd addition at the back.
It seems as if Villa will have to fend off plenty of other clubs to secure his services, though, with another young defender in Harry Williams also recently linked with a move to the Midlanders.
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