Aston Villa have announced the promising young defender Dominic Revan has signed a new deal to remain with the West Midlands club.
The 17-year old is highly-rated at Villa Park and the club revealed on their website that he had penned a new two-year deal to stay.
Despite his age, Revan has featured for the U23s at times last season as well as the U18s and was a part of the youngsters Premier League Cup success back in May.
Given Villa’s financial situation, that has been well-documented, Steve Bruce could be forced to turn to several youngsters to play a part next season although it remains to be seen if Revan can push on.
Owner Tony Xia is seeking investment to help the club but top players will be sold regardless, including the likes of Jack Grealish and James Chester and funds won’t be available to reinvest.
Therefore, it’s vital Villa keep hold of their academy players who will see a path to the first-team in the next few years.
The only positive to come of the financial crisis at Aston Villa is that youngsters should get a chance in the next few seasons as the books are balanced.
Therefore, they have to do all they can to keep their top talents and Revan signing a new deal will be a boost.
Now, it’s down to the youngster to continue to impress in training and for the youth teams and be patient as he waits for an opportunity.
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