Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton are all keen on young Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis, while Everton are in new contract talks with one of their star men, according to Thursday’s papers..
PREM TRIO CHASING YOUNG VILLA HITMAN
Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton all reportedly had scouts watching England Under-20 forward Keinan Davis’ latest impressive display for Aston Villa against Burton on Tuesday night.
The 19-year-old scored his second Championship goal in just his seventh league start as Villa cruised to a 4-0 away win, with the 6ft 2in forward showing his pace and power in an all-action display.
Villa boss Steve Bruce opted to start Davis at Burton instead of £12million striker Scott Hogan and has tipped the youngster to have a “wonderful” career.
Davis’ career has taken a real upturn after he was rejected as a 16-year-old by Stevenage before Villa signed him in 2015 from non-league Biggleswade Town’s under-18s, where he had a prolific spell.
And the Daily Mirror claims that several Premier League clubs were in attendance to watch Davis run the Burton defence ragged and that a bidding war could now follow.
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