By Amir Mir
Bury defender Jacob Bedeau is moving closer towards sealing a transfer to Aston Villa, according to a reliable journalist.
ESPN correspondent Pete O’Rourke has claimed on his personal Twitter account that Bedeau is having a medical at the club after a deal was accepted for the highly-rated player.
It is said Villa have had a third bid accepted for the 17-year-old after previously seeing two offers rejected for his services.
— Pete O'Rourke (@SportsPeteO) January 27, 2017
The youngster could be now set to make a move from League One into the Championship where he will be looking to help his team secure promotion to the Premier League.
He has played for Bury on seven occasions this season.
Football Insider verdict:
This could prove to be a good deal for Villa, especially in the long run and also considering the fact that they may not have paid a large sum for the player. Bedeau will provide a much-needed freshness, energy and style to the team as Steve Bruce aims to secure promotion. However, he may not get into the team straight away as there are already some key players ahead of him in the pecking order. But even if he doesn’t feature for the first team this season, he will provide the youth set-up with more strength and quality. Amoungst signings of big name players, it is always good to see the younger players of the future get a shot to try and prove their worth. This is exactly what the club’s new signing will be able to do.
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