Keinan Davis has signed a new four year deal at the club, keeping him in claret and blue until 2024.
Keinan Davis has followed in the footsteps of Jack Grealish and Tyrone Mings by signing a new long-term contract with the club that will keep him in claret and blue until 2024.
The forward, who scored the finishing goal against Burton Albion in the second round of the Carabao Cup is highly rated by boss Dean Smith, who likes to utilise Davis’ brute strength and ability to hold-off defenders when Aston Villa are chasing a game or trying to keep a hold of a lead.
This news comes as Derby County have reportedly enquired about a loan deal for Davis, now 22-years-old. The signing of a four year deal would allow Keinan the opportunity to take a year in the Championship to work on his game – but this is likely to only happen if Aston Villa bring in another striker in this window.
Keinan made his debut for Aston Villa in 2017, in an FA Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur, and has gone on to make 69 appearances for the club in three years, scoring five goals and assisting five.
Aston Villa’s number 39 joined the clubs academy from Biggleswade Town, where he was training to be a barber in his spare time in case his dream of being a footballer didn’t come to fruition – but Aston Villa saw something in him and brought him to the Midlands.
Since then, Keinan Davis has been one of only three academy graduates involved in Premier League football last season, joining Jack Grealish and Indiana Vassilev in that category.
Davis has admitted he would like to stay at the club this season and fight for his place – as he did last year.
“I’m looking forward to this season – hopefully I’ll have more involvement than last year.
“I got some good experience towards the end of the season.
“I feel good, I’ve had a good pre-season and feel fit.”
Keinan’s deal is a good move by the club – with bags of potential still to offer, comparably low wages to the rest of the squad and a clear role within Dean Smith’s team.