According to hitc.com, Aston Villa are set to duke it out with local rivals Birmingham City and Wolves for the signing of non-league star Zack Kotwica from Gloucester City, with our resident Villans fans hoping they have found the next gem from that level.
Kotwica plays in National League North, the sixth tier of English football, as a forward and has six goals and seven assists so far this season.
The player has reportedly been watched by scouts from all three of the aforementioned Midlands clubs and could be set for a Football League club in the near future due to it.
He has got experience at a higher level with Cheltenham Town but they released him whilst Brighton are also thought to be monitoring his progress after he went for a trial down on the south coast.
Birmingham are currently the highest placed second city side in the Championship in seventh whilst Villa are in 14th and Wolves 19th respectively.
Over the past few years, the rise of non-league stars to the upper echelons of English football has been evident, with the likes of Michail Antonio and Jamie Vardy being called up to the Three Lions squad.
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