Aston Villa set sights on signing Heard from West Brom – Sources

Aston Villa have set their sights on signing West Brom rising star Fenton Heard this summer, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The 16-year-old playmaker is regarded as a big talent capable of playing first team football in the future.

A Villa source has told Football Insider the club are keen on enticing Heard from their Midlands rivals as they continue to strengthen their youth set-up.

Heard is an attacking midfielder said to have great ability, and who is most comfortable operating in a number 10 role.

Villa have enticed many young stars to make the move from West Brom in recent times.

The most high profile of those who started off at the Hawthorns is Louie Barry, although he arrived at Villa Park via the unconventional route of Barcelona following a year overseas.