Date: 7th June 2018 at 7:00pm
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There are going to be a lot of very difficult decisions to be made this summer with swingeing cuts to fall on the playing squad.

The biggest is going to be over Jack Grealish’s future and whether we cash in on our no.10 in order to balance the books. However, I noticed a report by Daily Mail columnist Laurie Whitwell discussing our other academy graduates.

The journalist believes Southampton could make bids of between £3-4million for Keinan Davis and Andre Green. What worries me is that with the cashflow crisis being so severe, the club could be tempted by any offers that come our way.

It would be extremely short-sighted, but the temptation could be there to sell these youngsters if the financial situation doesn’t improve.

Players like Davis and Green are the future of this club. The lifeblood that will allow us to get us back on track during a time of tremendous peril.

In Keinan’s case, he has already tasted a season of regular first team football after having played 33 games under Steve Bruce last campaign. He would likely be a central component as the club start to rebuild. His experience of the Championship should hold him in good stead for next season’s challenges.

For Green, there will be a steeper learning curve, but he showed early last season what he is capable of before sustaining that hamstring injury. At 19 years of age, he is someone who is also primed for the first team.

Without these two, we would likely have to rely on younger players who are not ready for senior football. There are numerous other senior players in the squad, on higher wages with less to offer that should be shipped out before these promising teenagers.

Despite the likely urgent need to generate funds from player sales, I am hoping that some common sense will prevail if we do receive bids for the duo. These talented youngsters are the key for us to have a bright future.

 

5 Replies to “Villa Must Resist Any Attempts To Lure These Two Starlets Away From The Club”

  • Both are England u20 international players ( along with O’Hare, Sulliman and Hepburn-Murphy) and there is no way we should consider selling them. Especially for that meagre amount. They won’t be on massive wages, and should be the backbone of our team for the next few seasons

  • Have no confidence in XIA or Bruce, until they clear out the dead wood mercenaries
    bleeding the club into extinction. What a shambles .

    • I don’t have any confidence in XIA or Bruce anyway. I got lambasted last season by certain other fans for suggesting Bruce would fail and that XIA was not putting the sort of money in to get promotion. If we had bought quality than crap we would have got promoted. XIA was responsible, as he is now, of the poor financial situation. When he took over, his finances were questioned, and that questioning has proven correct. A corrupt Chinese businessman no better than Carsen Yeung,

      As for Bruce, he style of football is conservative and he would rather buy cheap championship players than bring in the young talent in the u23 side.

      Until these two both exit, the same things will continue through this club until we are completely drained of any prospect.

  • I’d be gutted to see Andre Green go, I think if he can get and stay fit, he’s going to be a cut above anything else we’ve had through the academy.

  • I would like to see Jack staying, but I understand the position our owner and manager have put us in, so sadly if he has to go and for nothing less than 40 mil then we have to keep hold of our young players Green, Davis, RHM,
    O’Hare and the rest otherwise it’s down the tubes for this great club, we should re asses our expectations take the pressure of the young team give them their head and let’s see what happens, we might even get a surprise, but I have to say this is not the way Bruce sees things so we have no choice but to wait and see.

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