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Aston Villa wrapping up deals for Scottish pair Rory Wilson and Ewan Simpson

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Aston Villa are wrapping up deals for youth pair Rory Wilson and Ewan Simpson.

Wilson, 16, arrives having scored 49 goals for Rangers' youth sides last year while Simpson, who turns 16 next month, will move to Bodymoor Heath from Hearts in a deal worth £250,000.

A Villa source told BirminghamLive: “Scotland's a really good market.

“Club's could do with the money and even Rangers and Celtic will always sell you a player. The kids up there have that 'Scottish steel' if you like, that inner-drive. You just look at the success stories in the Premier League at present. There's not much of a transition, either, given that they speak the same language and eat the same foods.

“Villa, if you didn't know, haven't got any scouts based in Scotland, they do all of the groundwork themselves. They moved quickly to sign Wilson and Simpson ahead of the rest and kudos to them. Those two players have very bright futures."

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