One of the main things that Aston Villa’s new owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens did when they walked through the Villa Park doors was protect our Under 23 setup from closure and as the months ticked by, they began rebuilding our youth system from the roots up, and brought in former West Bromwich Albion Academy Manager, Mark Harrison, to head up our plans.
Harrison now obviously has a couple of months under his belt at he club, but as soon as he joined there were tentative reports linking us with a potential raid on the Baggies for their better youth players given the knowledge he has at the club, and one link that won’t go away is Rayhaan Tulloch.
Although the report focuses on speculation that Bournemouth have now joined the race for the player and have recently had him scouted, we again get the obligatory namecheck as he’s yet to commit his future at The Hawthorns.
But given all the reports so far angle towards game-time being an issue for the 18-year-old, he certainly wouldn’t walk into our squad yet – albeit an attacking player – so I’m really not sure there’s anything in this.
If we do use Harrison’s knowledge to raid them, I’d imagine we’ll be looking at talent 16 or under rather than those who would be looking to get out on loan.
Anything In The Tulloch Speculation For You?