Davis set to lead Aston Villa duo that excites Gerrard to get January loans


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Keinan Davis is leading a pool of Aston Villa talent who are expected to look to leave the Birmingham outfit on loan during the January transfer window to impress boss Steven Gerrard in 2022.

Gerrard arrived at Villa Park in November to replace Dean Smith and will soon have his first chance to make changes to the playing squad the Norwich City coach had put together.

Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins were two of the big names Smith saw join Aston Villa during his tenure. But the attacking duo’s presence at the club also came at Davis’ expense.

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Davis needs loan exit to jumpstart Aston Villa career

Davis made his senior breakthrough at Aston Villa during the 2017/18 championship season, but failed to establish a key presence. Smith has particularly rarely looked to the 23-year-old after Villans’ return to the Premier League, with five starts in 34 appearances in three terms.

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Watkins’ arrival in 2020 and Ings’s departure from Southampton this summer have kept Davis in Smith’s hierarchy. So much so that the forward is said to have left Villa Park to join Stoke City on loan, but Birmingham live note that a knee injury at the end of the summer ended any deal.

Reports by athleticism have claimed the Championship teams are interested in a January loan transfer for Aston Villa outcast Davis. And with Gerrard unlikely to choose the former England Under-20 striker over Watkins or Ings, their approaches should be listened to.

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It’s time for Ramsey to shine with a mid-season change

Aaron Ramsey has been on the outskirts of Aston Villa’s first team this season and could see a loan transfer in January as his chance to shine in senior football away from Birmingham.

Smith handed the 18-year-old midfielder his first-team salvation during the Villans’ Carabao Cup meeting with Barrow in August. Ramsey has since taken a seat on the bench sporadically, but has spent much of his time in their U23s.

The Villans product has been a star in Mark Delaney’s development, providing a driving force behind the forward. He has also shown his creativity, leadership and dominated games at youth level, so now he will want to make the move to a first team somewhere next year.

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Philogene-Bidace and Ramsey to show why they excite Gerrard with loan transfers

According to The telegraph, Ramsey and Jaden Philogene-Bidace are among the talents of the academy of Aston Villa which excite the boss Gerrard. Shortly after the Rangers manager arrived, they noted the potential of the pair and Carney Chukwuemeka had already stood out.

Like Ramsey, Smith gave Philogene-Bidace his senior debut before Aston Villa sacked the 50-year-old in November. The 19-year-old winger bowed out against Tottenham in May, but has struggled to prove a regular first-team presence since.

Philogene-Bidace has appeared in both Aston Villa Carabao Cup fixtures this season and had two assists at Barrow. He has also been a constant threat to goals at the Under-23 level, but will soon pass the Premier League 2 stage.

So Philogene-Bidace leaving Aston Villa on loan in the January transfer window for senior action could be an opportunity for the England Under-20 ace to show why his potential excites Gerrard.

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