According to reports from the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that he will not be selling any of the club’s talented youngsters amidst interest from the Premier League.
The biggest rumour surrounding Villa’s younger talent is the possible departure of 19-year-old Andre Green following interest from Premier League side Crystal Palace.
In the report, Bruce is quoted saying “If there’s Premier League interest in any of them then they’re doing their jobs”.
Here at FLW, we think this is a bold but brilliant statement from the veteran manager.
There are so many young talents in the Championship and lower divisions of English football that get tempted by the prestige of playing for one of the bigger clubs in the Premier League, and it almost never works out for them.
In their ranks right now, the Villains have Andre Green, Keinan Davis, Callum O’Hare, and Mitch Clark all under the age of 20.
These are the sort of players who could be the future of the club and it is imperative that Bruce holds on to them.
Given by the answers he was giving in the interview it seems like he is willing to give these youngsters more first team opportunities as well which should boost their chances of keeping hold of them.
Too often do clubs cash in on young talent for a short terms boost to their financial status but the Villa boss is clearly looking at the bigger picture here.
Respect to Steve Bruce for thinking long-term with these players and understanding that patience can truly be a virtue.
What do you think Villa fans? Can you really hold onto these players? Let us know down below!