Aston Villa may now lose Cameron Archer after his heroics on Tuesday night, says Paddy Kenny.
The Lowdown: Hat-trick hero
Archer made a big impression playing for Dean Smith’s team in the Carabao Cup second round away at Barrow in midweek, scoring a hat-trick as AVFC won 6-0 to put them comfortably through into the next round of the competition.
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As cited by the The Independent, he admitted that it was an ‘amazing, amazing feeling’ and a ‘dream’ start to his career at Villa Park.
The Latest: Kenny on Archer
Speaking to Football Insider, former Leeds United and Sheffield United goalkeeper turned pundit, Paddy Kenny, has claimed that ‘big clubs’ will now be looking to sign Archer after his impressive display, and also predicted that he could be sent out on loan to an EFL Championship side:
“I’ve seen him the other night and he did really well, looks a really good player.
“What a stage to put yourself on, playing first-team football away from home and scoring a hat-trick.
“That will have pricked a few ears up at a couple of clubs and stirred up a bit of interest in him now. So I’m sure there will be big clubs sniffing around.
“Maybe he could go and get a Championship loan now and prove himself and try and get into that Villa team in the future.”
The Verdict: Loan
Archer’s performance alone should be more than enough to show Smith that he certainly has the potential to mix it up with the senior squad, but a season out on loan could really benefit his development.
The 20-year-old was sent out on loan to Solihull Moors in the 2020/21 term and managed to play in 27 games in total over all competitions, scoring four goals and making one assist (Transfermarkt). Another campaign regularly playing men’s football will help him reach his full potential.
Nonetheless, with just a few days left of the window to go, Villa could have a big decision to make with regards to his future.
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