Whilst most Aston Villa fans had their eyes on the next pre-season friendly of the summer against Walsall at the Banks’s Stadium yesterday evening, the club did announce that another of our youngsters had signed himself up to a new deal at the club.
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) July 17, 2018
In fact, it was a first professional contract for Anton Hooper who isn’t a new name on me but I can’t say I’m that familiar with his name. I’m sure with expected promotions from the Under 23s into the first-team to provide depth, options and cover to manager Steve Bruce with finances being tight this year, he’s got a decent chance of making a few forays into Kevin MacDonald’s side as the season of 2018/19 ticks by and by this time next year, we’ll all be more familiar with him.
The 18-year-old has signed a two-year deal at Bodymoor Heath, so it’ll be interesting to see how he gets on as he takes the next step in his young career.
It might not have been the signing many fans were thinking we’d be getting this summer before we learned greater details surrounding Dr Tony Xia’s maths meltdown, but he’s been welcomed into the fold warmly.
— Jack Rowley (@InboundJack) July 17, 2018
— AVFCchats (@AVFCchats) July 17, 2018
Well done @AntonHoopz hope you can recover from injury soon and fight your way into U23.
— AVFC U23 (@AVFCU23) July 17, 2018
Crazy to think I met this guy because he dropped his wallet at a U23’s game and had to find out where he lived to get it back to him!
I’m happy for him. He’s a good dude!
— James! [+] (@AstonvillaFTW) July 17, 2018
Now you’ve said it I cant not see it
— ODB (@ODB_69) July 17, 2018
he’s paying us £20 a month + Subs
— Kai Edmead-Mckie (@KaiiAV) July 17, 2018
Like the look of him looks like a brick wall and panzer tank rolled into one! What’s he doing on the 6th August ? Congrats young man! #utv
— astonvillafanatic (@RobertDerry1966) July 17, 2018
Well done @AntonHoopz
— Harry (@Grealxsh) July 17, 2018
???????????? this good add youth
— Joe Avfc Harris (@AvfcHarris) July 17, 2018
Well done my brother @AntonHoopz ❤️❤️
— Dwight Pascal (@dwightpascal2) July 17, 2018
Congratulations Anton, you poor fool….
— Crippy Cooke (@CrippyCooke) July 17, 2018
Congratulations @AntonHoopz fully deserved mate.
— Sam Finlay (@SamFinlayW5) July 17, 2018
Woohoo congrats all hands to the pump
— John Rooker (@ClassOf82_AVFC) July 17, 2018
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