Date: 16th August 2021 at 8:15pm
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After a long and protracted chase, Aston Villa have finally got their hands on talented Northampton Town youngster Caleb Chukwuemeka.

Late last year reports surfaced suggesting we had an interest in young Northampton talent Chukwuemeka, but despite the speculation, nothing actually came of it and although we may have made an enquiry, it didn’t look like we actually firmed up the supposed interest with a bid.

At the time there was also plenty of talk of Carney Chukwuemeka being enticed by a few Bundesliga clubs, the obvious link was made that bringing in his older brother would also help keep him with us.

Whatever actually happened back then, we have now struck a deal with the Sixfields outfit to bring the 19-year-old striker in to our youth setup. I’m unsure how he’s faired in more recent times, but he does now have four starts to his name, with 24 substitute showings, and he’s found the net on two occasions for their first team, having made his breakthrough last season.

His record at youth level is good, as ahead of Covid initially shutting down the youth season the other year, he scored 16 times, with 14 assists, for their Under 18 squad.

Caleb has regularly rebuffed the offer of a professional contract with the Cobblers, and it seems they are very happy with the deal we proposed, and understandably it does sound like teaming up with Carney figured highly in Caleb’s decision.

So hopefully we’ve got a bit of a gem here and he should settle in quickly, so he’ll be one to watch moving forward.

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