According to reports from the Sun, Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton have been alerted to Aston Villa youngster Keinan Davis, following his superb performances this season. Davis scored in Villa’s 4-0 win over Burton this week.
The youngster is touted as the next big thing coming out of Aston Villa, as he has already managed to oust 12m signing Scott Hogan so far this season. There’s no doubt that Keinan Davis is going to play a vital role for the Claret and Blues this season as they aim to get among the English elites.
Keinan has already netted twice this season in the Championships, which piqued interest from PL giants such as Manchester United and Arsenal. Here’s a detailed SWOT report on the 19-year-old wonder-kid from Aston Villa.
Keinan Davis is a physically challenging forward. Standing at an impressive 6tf and 3 inches, Davis can be intimidating for the opposition defences. The 19-year-old has embraced the opportunity of acting as the centre-forward for Aston Villa.
He broke into the scene following the injury to Scott Hogan last season against Brighton. With coach Steve Bruce cursing his luck of not having Gabby Agbonlahor nor Jonathan Kodija available, Davis was ready to fit in, and he never had to look back since, which signals his willingness to make use of his chances.
Keinan plays on the shoulders of the last defender, often forcing the opposition to move back a few yards in fear of his attacking prowess. Furthermore, he can make use of his chances very well as it seems. Against Burton, the young forward scored with a stunning header and rattled the opposition defence throughout the game, before being subbed off in the 65th minute.
Pace might be one of his weaknesses as a forward. Though he’s quite bulky and strong for a forward of his age, Keinan Davis also needs to improve his ability to dribble through the defence. He often relies on his physical prowess to break through opposition lines, and more times than not, he fails in doing so.
Against the physically challenging defenders of the Premier League, it’s almost needless to say that Keinan Davis definitely needs to work on his overall technique rather than being one-dimensional.
A move to Manchester United doesn’t seem like the perfect move for Keinan Davis as the Red Devils already have a wealth of offensive talents in Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial or even Jesse Lingard. However, he could be of some use at Arsenal or Everton. Especially Everton, where head coach Ronald Koeman struggled due to the lack any physically dominating striker following the departure of Romelu Lukaku this summer.
Keinan Davis isn’t really an experienced striker, which is fairly understandable considering his age. However, this could also make a telling difference considering all his experience have come in the Championships so far and not the Premier League. Besides, his one-dimensional style of play might or might not help him prosper in the English top flight.