Date: 16th January 2019 at 8:18am
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This week has seen Aston Villa busy on a signings front, but not the front that most fans want to see.

Highly-rated young midfielder Jacob Ramsey has penned a new long-term contract at Bodymoor Heath following his continued development. The 17-year-old has scored four goals in nine Under 18 matches for his us so far this season I believe, and he bagged a brace in the FA Youth Cup tie against Swansea City.

Stepping up to Under 23 level, he has five matches to his name, returning one goal.

Maybe a name to watch with that goal return from midfield.

Fellow 17-year-old forward Michael Tait has also penned his first professional deal at the club, signing up for two years having progressed as a second year scholar. He has seven goals in seven matches (across all competitions) for our Under 18s.

He’s been with us since he was a 7-year-old.

Well done to both, the hard work starts now.

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8 Replies to “Two New Villa Contracts As We Look To The Future”

  • With 17days left of the window AVFC need 3signings

    1 Rico Henry
    2 Sawyers
    3 McKenna get it done DS, Sawiris, Edens ASAP

  • It’s could to be told what is factually happening at Villa Park and not being fed regurgitated red top Canada Square invention, guesswork, outright lying clickbait.

  • Been supporting Villa for 30years now, in that time I got excited about Luke Moore, Stefan Moore, Darius Vassell, Gabby Agbonlahor, Nathan Delfouneso, Hepburn-Murphy……… forgive me for not really giving a shit about these 2 kids, yes, great they have committed their futures, but we’ve been promised super-stars before and to my memory only Jack has proved the real deal in recent years………we did have Bannan and Albrighton but poor ownership and management has seen them flourish elsewhere.

    I agree with Laudrup above, get the ‘real’ signings done before it’s too late even for the play-offs. I fully back Dean Smith, he’s been a breath of fresh air…………..jury still out on new owners and hierarchy

    • Lukey was fine until he got injured and MON decided Gabby was more of a threat. Steven Davis, Gary Cahill, Liam Ridgewell, the list goes on and our Academy has never been as unproductive as most think but we could always have been far far better in terms of first team integration and getting real experience into the young lads before fans decided they were the next second coming and then crap.

      • Agree Mike, forgot about those players, but again they fall into the latter category of ‘let go to flourish elsewhere’ I mean why Martin O’Neill thought Zat Knight was better than Cahill is anyone’s guess. I wasn’t implying our academy isn’t good, just that through false hope and poor management we have not seen the multitude of stars we could have, we seem to have a history of letting go of the good ones and keeping the ones who don’t live up to the reputations. Like O’Hare, I have read he is in the final year of his contract, we are sending him out on loan……….why aren’t we signing him up now BEFORE sending him out? If he performs well he’s anyone’s for the taking, I just hope we have learned from our past mistakes

        • Couldn’t agree more! Always needed a touch more patience with some, yet seemed to have endless patience with others. Balance has been wrong for as long as I can remember. Just becomes easier at points to forget what could’ve been successes because they succeed elsewhere. As you say, even our current crop should’ve already been out somewhere for 6 months even if all they gained was the experience of real life and not a pampered Premier League training ground. That in itself will make a difference as it’s too easy for a poor player to have a good career but not actually play first team football.

          We should still be looking to make plenty of improvements as although the focus looks better again in terms of a pathway, we haven’t nailed the actions.

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