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Villa To Replace Flying Winger With Local Rival

One thing that can be said for Wolves is that they will continue to fight and they are still very much alive in the relegation scrap.  Some would wrongfully assume that this fighting spirit means that they posses very little class and ability and in the case of Matt Jarvis that could not be further from the truth.

The winger has been in fine form for Wolves this season and has been on the cusp of an England call up, not bad for a player slogging it out at the bottom of the table in a relegation battle.  These performances have not gone unnoticed, and after injury to Adam Johnson there were rumours in January that Manchester City might move for the winger, this never materialised, but according to The Mirror, midlands rivals Aston Villa could be ready to move for the wideman this Summer.

Jarvis came through the youth academy at Gillingham, despite being born in the North East.  He made his first team debut for the club during the 03-04 season when he was just 17 years old.  He became a regular for the team the following season and played with the side for 3 more seasons before his impressive performances had attracted interest from Wolves.  He rejected a new contract with Gillingham and moved to Wolverhampton, who at the time were in the Championship.

Now in his 4th season with the side, he took to Premier League football like a duck water last year and he has continued to improve ever since.  His game is based around his pace, he can beat a man, and he also has excellent delivery from wide areas.  Always better with space to run, he is a traditional winger and has bags of energy.

Jarvis was linked with moves to Liverpool and Everton throughout December of last year, but it was the side he helped his team defeat in the Premiership yesterday that are thought to be closest to his signature.  Aston Villa are expecting many bids for their own flying winger Ashley Young this Summer and they have identified Jarvis as the man to to replace him.

The Wolves wide man would have to consider the offer very carefully, whilst Villa are being sucked into the relegation battle at the bottom of the table, I think it is unlikely that they will drop and if they stay in the Premiership I think going forward they could be a great stepping stone club for the 24 year old.  Even if Wolves do beat the drop, which I personally hope they do, I am not sure that long term they are a club where Jarvis can really achieve too much.

Villa would be signing an exciting and most importantly young English player and he would definitely help them over the years to come.

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