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Aston Villa Forward Is On The Radar Of Norwich City: Should Gerrard Cut Him Loose?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent report, Birmingham Mail stated that Aston Villa forward Keinan Davis is on the radar of Norwich City. It is believed that the Villans are keen on cashing in on the English striker with the Canaries boss Dean Smith hoping to be reunited with his former player at the Norfolk club.

Davis’ Lack Of Playing Minutes In English Football This Season

The 23-year-old has found game time hard to come by at Villa Park this season after missing a lot of key games because of a knee injury. Davis has appeared in just one senior match for the Villans so far in this campaign which came off the bench against Southampton earlier this month.

The Stevenage-born talent’s current contract with the West Midlands club is set to expire in the summer of 2024. The three-time England Under-20 international needs to switch clubs if he wants to taste regular first-team football in the coming seasons. Thus, it makes sense for the player to join the Canaries as he will have a far better shot at playing regularly in the second half of this campaign.

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WALSALL, ENGLAND – JULY 21: Keinan Davis of Aston Villa in action during the Walsall v Aston Villa – Pre-season Friendly at Bescot Stadium on July 21, 2021 in Walsall, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Should Aston Villa Manager Steven Gerrard Cut Davis Loose This Winter?

Standing at 1.89m, Davis can use his strength to win a lot of aerial duels for his team. He is a powerful runner with the ball and can hold possession up quite well so that he can get others involved in the final third. However, the goals have dried up for Davis in recent seasons which is why he needs a change of scenery to get his career back on track.

At the moment, the English centre-forward is surplus to requirements at Villa Park, having lost his first-team responsibilities to Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings. Thus, it is only fair to the striker if the Villans boss Steven Gerrard allows him to leave when the transfer window reopens at the start of next year.

At 23, Davis still has plenty of time to turn his career around for the better in English football. Therefore, Aston Villa would be wise to cut him loose for a fair fee this January and use the money generated from his sale to strengthen other areas of their match-day squad.

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