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Aston Villa Among Clubs Hoping To Land This English Forward: One For The Future?

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In a recent report, The Daily Mail mentioned that Aston Villa are among clubs hoping to land Sonny Perkins this summer. It has been claimed that the Villans could face competition in the form of Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur in pursuit of the English teenager.

Perkins’ Impressive Form In The Premier League 2 Recently

Perkins failed to break out as a first-team starter at West Ham United last season but managed to catch the eye by producing a series of fruitful displays for the club’s Under-23 side.

The English centre-forward banged in ten goals and secured one assist in 20 matches for the Hammers’ U-23 side in the Premier League. Thus, it is not a surprise that Aston Villa are one of the clubs looking to recruit him on a free transfer in this off-season.

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Aston Villa Showing Interest In Perkins: Is He A Prospect For The Future?

Perkins can be a decent finisher in the attacking end of the field when he is playing with confidence on the pitch. He can time his runs well in behind the opposition backline but is still quite inexperienced at the highest level. Perkins can even engineer some meaningful openings for his teammates in the final third. The English whizkid is primarily a centre-forward but can even fill in as a left-sided wide player if needed.

At 18, Perkins has got the potential to become a future star in English football. Therefore, Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard should think about snapping him up this summer. However, he is currently quite raw and would need time before he is ready to feature in Gerrard’s starting XI.

The Villans could nurture Perkins into a top talent if they are willing to be patient with his progress. Based on his recent form in the Premier League 2, there is no denying that Perkins is a prospect to watch out for in the future. Thus, the West Midlands club will do well to win the race to acquire the English talent’s services this summer. However, only time will tell whether he can cope with the physical nature and high intensity of Premier League football.

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