Highly rated Aston Villa Academy goalkeeper Akos Onodi has headed out of the club for a ‘long loan’ spell to gain some real experience following a great year, and earlier tonight it was announced that he had made the switch to Bromsgrove Sporting.
NEW ADDITION: Sporting sign Premier League keeper on loan
We are delighted to announce that goalkeeper Akos Onodi has joined the club on a long loan from @AVFCOfficial
— Bromsgrove Sporting (@SportingFC) July 16, 2021
The 19-year-old Hungarian youth international joined us from Gyor back in 2018 and he was one of the raft of youngsters who were handed contract extensions earlier this month after impressing during last season.
For Onodi, he made 16 appearances for Mark Delaney’s Under 23 side in the Premier League 2 campaign, and also made a very impressive first team debut when our young lads took on Liverpool in the FA Cup third round.
His switch to the Victoria Ground to taste Southern League Premier Division Central action should be a good experience and help bring on his development and confidence further.
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Bromsgrove Sporting manager Bren Kelly said of their capture.
“After speaking with Aston Villa, there is no doubting they see Akos as one for the future and they rate him highly, so we are obviously delighted with the loan deal. It will enhance Akos’ experience of adult football and give him an opportunity to play in front of decent crowds home and away. He’s a young lad learning his trade and hopefully we can help him do that. I’ve spoken to him and he is very assured and is eager to get going with us.”
Let’s hope he sees plenty of game time now as fans will be keeping an eye on his progress there. Good luck Akos!
— Mark Smith (@720smoo) July 16, 2021
Good luck onodi 💜
— Wayne Bartlett (@Bartlettavfc86) July 16, 2021
All the best @OnodiAkos, Villa fans will be keeping up with Bromsgrove results from now on 🙌
— The Villa Wiki (@AVFCWiki) July 16, 2021
Best of luck at Bromsgrove, Akos! #UTV
— Adam Holt 💙 (@HoltJourno) July 16, 2021
All the best mate
— Daniel Brayne 🦁 🏴 (@Brayney3) July 16, 2021
Got yourselves a class goalkeeper, good luck @OnodiAkos
— 𝐃𝐚𝐧. 🏹 (@1874dan) July 16, 2021