Aston Villa is interested in moving Everton starlet Thierry Small as his future on Merseyside remains unclear [Football Insider].
The Lowdown: Everton is getting ready for the 2021/22 season
In 2021/22, many Toffees fans will be intrigued to see how Rafael Benitez cultivates a team that can be challenging for continental football this season.
Sure, signing some new stars will be important, but retaining young players who can make a difference in the long run will be just as important to the Spaniard.
According to recent reports, could the Toffees lose any of their brightest talents?
The latest: Aston Villa is entering the race for the teen prodigy Small
Aston Villa was said to have participated in the race for 16-year-old Sensation Small, according to a recruiting source from Football Insider.
Arsenal, Manchester United and Bayern Munich have been watching his situation over the past few weeks.
Interestingly enough, Villa could have an advantage in the hunt for the youngster since he is from the Midlands and his uncle Bryan Small is a former player of the club.
The Verdict: Losing Small would be a bitter disappointment for Everton
The loss of the child prodigy would undoubtedly be a severe blow to the Finch Farm hierarchy.
In the 2020/21 season, the Solihull-born man played a total of 30 games for the senior team, the Everton U23 and the Everton U18 and recorded seven goals; six goals and one assist [Transfermarkt].
His only first-team appearance was a 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup in January when he replaced Jose Baxter as the youngest player to ever play for the club [BBC].
Once referred to as “quality”, the Blues, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, should try to get Small to win as soon as possible [Football London].
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