Aston Villa are set to sign West Bromwich Albion youngster Finn Azaz and loan him out to Newport County upon arrival, according to the Express and Star.
Spending the 2020/21 season on loan at Cheltenham, he registered five goal contributions in 44 appearances, with three goals and two assists [Transfermarkt]. and helping the Robins to win the League Two title.
After turning down a new contract at The Hawthorns, he now looks set to make the move across the Midlands to link up with Aston Villa [Express and Star].
Would Azaz be a good signing for Aston Villa?
Interestingly, reports suggest that the 20-year-old midfielder could immediately be loaned out to Newport County to build up further first-team experience [Express and Star].
Along with Azaz, Villa are also said to have agreed a deal to sign fellow youngster Tim Iroegbunam from West Brom [Express and Star], with the path across the Midlands becoming an increasingly well-trodden one this summer.
In light of potentially nabbing another prospect off one of their local rivals, plenty of Aston Villa diehards took to Twitter to voice their glee at these latest developments.
Aston Villa fans react
Replying to popular Aston Villa fan outlet @villareport, here is what some supporters had to say about the news surrounding Azaz:
“West Brom might as well change their name to Aston Villa B at this point”
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