Another very promising Aston Villa Academy graduate will now get a taste of real football as the club announced earlier today that youngster Arjan Raikhy will spend the remainder of the 2021/22 campaign out with National League side Stockport County.
Good luck at Stockport, @ArjanRaikhy20! 👊
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) August 20, 2021
It’ll be a good test for the 18-year-old midfielder following his involvement with our Under 18 and Under 23 groups, not just from a footballing front but also life outside of the Bodymoor bubble and a youngster coming through Premier League ranks.
Having more than played his part in helping us to lift the FA Youth Cup last season, he also made his senior bow against Liverpool in our FA Cup third round tie last year, and he could potentially be in line for his Stockport debut on Saturday as they open up their own campaign with a home game against Dagenham and Redbridge.
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Best of luck Arjan, it seems a number of fans are backing him to succeed and impress.
The real Stockport iniesta
— Alex Byrne (@ajbyrne_avfc) August 20, 2021
Most fans don’t get the standard football is sometimes better than league 2. As a Villa fan I hope he does well for you
— Game Design (@GameDesign) August 20, 2021
With them having already signed @ScottQuigley1 they're going to go some this season, when their season eventually starts!!
— Glyn Berrington (@GPB56) August 20, 2021
Good luck to the lad. I hope he gets plenty of game time, as he really has a engine and plenty of quality. Hopefully, competitive men’s football will help him continue to develop, as people think very highly of him at the Villa. UTV
— Shaun (@ShaunStait) August 20, 2021
Yes 🙌 good choice,champs this year . So you can put that on your CV at end of year WELCOME 🙏
— darren barr (@darrenb62471661) August 20, 2021
Lovely stuff! Hopefully he can hit the ground running and get us out of this tinpot league
— Ben McCoy (@benmcc0y) August 20, 2021
He's class. Excellent passer of the ball and often outshined the rest of our team in the FA Youth Cup run last season.
— OverlyPessimisticVillaFan (@PessimistVilla) August 20, 2021
Good luck Arjan! Such a classy player. Stay true to your game and you'll smash it 👊 #UTV
— Jess (@jhavfc) August 20, 2021
Going to smash it at that level 👏👏
— Garin (@GW_94) August 20, 2021