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Aston Villa: Contract talks to be opened with Keinan Davis

Aston Villa: Contract talks to be opened with Keinan Davis

Aston Villa are set to begin talks with Keinan Davis about a new contract for the striker, as reported by Football Insider.

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The 21-year-old is in the final year of his contract with Villa, as per Transfermarkt, with no deal yet having been reached to extend that.

However, Dean Smith rates Davis highly, with the same outlet reporting that he rebuffed numerous loan offers for the striker, with plans being put in place to sort the situation.

Davis has come on as a substitute twice in the Premier League, totalling 34 minutes, with 31 of those coming when he replaced Wesley against Crystal Palace, as per WhoScored.

He made 1 key pass, while completing both of his attempted dribbles and 89% of his passes against Palace.

The 21-year-old also played 82 minutes in the 6-1 Carabao Cup victory over Crewe Alexandra, in which he scored by sweeping Jack Grealish’s low cross into the net with a first-time finish.

Aside from that, he completed 2 dribbles, 3 key passes and 81% of the passes he attempted during the game, as per SofaScore.

While Wesley is the undisputed main striker at Villa Park, having started all four of the club’s Premier League games this season, there will now be an intriguing battle to see who will be second-choice when Jonathan Kodjia returns from injury.

Davis is a talented player, showing glimpses of what he can do through his fairly limited opportunities in this campaign.

However, that he is getting these chances at all and is taking them is certainly a positive sign for Villa, so they should do all they can to tie him down to a new contract.

Villa fans, will Davis establish himself as the club’s main back-up striker this season? Join the discussion by commenting below…

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