Aston Villa youngster Keinan Davis still has a bright future at the club despite a lack of playing time recently, according to journalist Luke Hatfield.
The Lowdown: Davis struggling for playing time
The 23-year-old is yet to make an appearance for Villa’s senior team this season, having fallen down the pecking order under Dean Smith.
Davis could have left Villa Park on loan in the summer but ended up staying put, and it could be that a temporary exit in January makes sense.
The Latest: Hatfield provides key update
Despite Davis’ career stalling a little in recent times, Hatfield believes that he still has plenty to offer at Aston Villa.
Speaking to Give Me Sport, the journalist claimed that Villa think highly of the striker and that his opportunity to become a key figure could arise in the future, tipping him to possibly join Nottingham Forest on loan. Hatfield said:
“Aston Villa have high hopes for Keinan Davis, regardless of whether they send him out on loan or not.
“They just want to make sure he gets the time on the pitch and hopefully he develops into the football player that is potentially there to be.
“So, I’m sure Villa will be looking at teams that play a similar style, and it seems like Nottingham Forest would work out pretty well.”
The Verdict: Persevere with him
At 23, Davis isn’t necessarily an up-and-coming player anymore, but there is still lots of time for him to develop as a footballer and become more polished.
A loan move away could do him the world of good, allowing him to pick up confidence and get minutes under his belt before returning to Villa next summer.
Jack Grealish once described his former Villa team-mate as ‘unplayable’, which speaks to how much ability Davis appears to have, so hopefully the striker will be able to forge out a stable future under Smith.
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