Aston Villa will be inundated with offers from lower league clubs for their young prospects after impressing against Liverpool in the FA Cup last week.
That is according to former Leeds United and Tottenham midfielder Michael Brown who, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, believes the hot prospects put themselves in the shop window with their displays versus the Premier League champions.
Villa were forced to play a team made up of under-23s and under-18s after a Coronavirus outbreak at the training ground forced their senior stars into self-isolation.
Louie Barry scored with a cool finish in the 4-1 defeat and there were several impressive performances among the baby-faced Villa side.
Centre-back Dominic Revan has already sealed a loan move to Weymouth after starting at the heart of the defence against Liverpool and Brown has suggested there may be more interest now clubs have seen the youngsters play top-level football.
Brown told Football Insider: “What it gives you, all those academy players that have played in that game, clubs in League One and League Two are looking for players all the time.
“They might be thinking: ‘Well, we’ve only seen this kid play in the under-18s, under-23s, not sure he is strong enough, not sure he can cope, not sure about him.’
“When they go and see him play against Liverpool, I think a couple of those now will get some sort of loan or some interest that they wouldn’t have got because you can’t see them in that type of game.”
Good luck down south, @DominicRevan17! 👊
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Not one of Villa’s side against Liverpool had any first-team experience under their belts before kicking off against the Reds.
The Villans’ under-23s returned to their Premier League 2 campaign with a 2-1 win over West Brom on Friday night, with Louie Barry netting from the penalty spot.