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Swindon Town and Port Vale among clubs eyeing transfer move for Aston Villa player

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Aston Villa’s Brad Young is set to go out on loan this January, with several clubs interested in signing the striker.

Swindon Town, Northampton, Mansfield Town and Port Vale are all looking to bring the forward to their club in the final week of the window, according to Football Insider.

Young, 19, was at Carlisle United for the first half of the season before Villa recalled the youngster earlier this month.

However, Villa have now greenlit a move for the player to go back out on loan to another side in League Two.

All four of the previously mentioned clubs reportedly monitored Young during a recent U23s game for Villa against Reading.

They would’ve seen Young score as Villa ran out comfortable 4-1 winners.

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Young has 18 months remaining on his contract with Steven Gerrard’s side. Former boss Dean Smith even handed Young his Villa debut in a 4-1 defeat to Liverpool in last season’s FA Cup.

That remains his only senior appearance for Villa.

Young appeared 20 times for Carlisle this season before his loan deal was cut short. He bagged three goals and earned one assist. However, he was unable to find the back of the net in any of his 14 appearances in the league.

The Verdict

Young was earning game time at Carlisle and was chipping in with goals, so it’s unusual that Villa recalled him only to then agree to send him back out on loan.

While Young may end up learning a lot by working under a lot of different approaches in the lower divisions, it can also be very disruptive for a player’s development to ship him around the country needlessly.

The hope will be that he can achieve greater success in the league by scoring a few goals in the fourth tier.

This is an achievable goal that would show clear progress in his development this season and should be the aim wherever he goes next.

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