Aston Villa

Aston Villa have scouted Alex Marshall

Aston Villa have scouted Alex Marshall

Aston Villa struggled to ensure consistency under the guidance of Steve Bruce as they now find themselves floating away from the play-off places. 

The Villains will be desperate to enjoy a successful run of games under new manager Dean Smith, with promotion to the Premier League not entirely out of their sights. And, it appears as if the Midlands club are eyeing a potential addition, as according to the Sunday People (14/10; page 51) (via HITC), Aston Villa have scouted Alex Marshall.

Jamaica international Alex Marshall is in line for a move to England, with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Leicester City, Liverpool West Ham United all scouting the youngster.

Marshall currently plays for Cavalier in Jamaica’s top flight, and has notched eight goals in 33 appearances since the start of last season.

Of course, with Aston Villa currently plying their trade in the Championship, this would be the best option for the youngster to secure regular first team football.

THE VERDICT:

The 20-year-old must possess something special if a number of English clubs are all monitoring his progress over in Jamaica, but it remains to be seen as to who will make the first move.

Aston Villa already have a number of strikers at the club at this moment in time, but securing the services of Alex Marshall could prepare them well for the future.

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