Aston Villa’s FA Youth Cup-winning captain Kaine Kesler has signed a whopping new five-year contract till 2026. The 18-year-old was first a part of Dean Smith’s first-team squad 12 months in the past for the 1-1 draw at Everton earlier than making his debut towards Liverpool within the FA Cup again in January. The right-back, who’s been in 4 Premier League squads in whole, loved a superb season for the under-23s and under-18s at Bodymoor Heath and scored 4 targets from his 16 Premier League 2 matches. Kesler additionally skippered Villa to their FA Youth Cup win over Liverpool at Villa Park in May and stays firmly in Smith’s ideas for the season forward.
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Villa, in the meantime, have right this moment introduced new offers for six different academy stars with centre-back Mungo Bridge, goalkeepers Akos Onodi and Viljami Sinisalo, defender Myles Sohna and attackers DJ Sturridge and Tyreik Wright all signing new offers on the membership. Like Kesler, defender Bridge, 20, has additionally been across the first-team group and began alongside Ezri Konsa in friendlies towards Arsenal and Leicester City final season. Elsewhere, goalkeepers Onodi and Sinisalo stay extremely considered by Villa’s head of goalkeeping, Neil Cutler, with the pair poised to be part of the primary staff’s pre-season schedule.
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Centre-back Sohna, striker Sturridge and left-footed right-winger Wright, all 19, have additionally penned new offers, with the latter coming back from an honest mortgage spell at Walsall final season. All seven of Villa’s under-23s to have signed new offers are anticipated to be part of the primary staff over the preliminary summer season weeks with mortgage offers, managed by Mile Jedinak, within the pipeline for the new season. Should Kaine Kesler be concerned in Aston Villa’s Premier League squad for the new season? Let us know HERE READ MORE: The inside story of Kaine Kesler