Arsenal and Manchester United scouting in-form Championship centre-forward

Arsenal and Manchester United have reportedly been scouting in-form Aston Villa striker, Keinan Davis.

Arsenal and United have allegedly sent scouts to watch Davis in action recently.

The 19-year-old has been in terrific form this season, scoring twice and assisting twice in seven Championship matches. The second goal was against Burton on Tuesday night.

Davis was initially given a chance in Villa’s senior team as Steve Bruce’s first choice striker Jonathan Kodjia started the 2017/18 campaign injured. However, now Kodjia has returned, Davis has kept his place in the starting line-up alongside his 27-year-old teammate.

Bruce has even been playing Davis ahead of Villa’s £12m striker Scott Hogan, who the Championship club only signed from Brentford in January.

Davis signed for Villa’s youth team from Biggleswade Town in 2015 and has since risen through the ranks. However, despite making six league appearances last term and making his debut against Spurs in the FA Cup (January 2017), he’s only recently made his mark on the first team.

Bruce recently had high praise for the England u20 international, who he clearly rates highly.

“He is only 19 and he wasn’t great before the game on Saturday,” said Bruce regarding the striker’s performance against Nottingham Forest.

“I was toying with the idea of giving him a rest (against Burton). I am glad I didn’t.

“It was a great header for the opener.

“We have to look after him.

“He is only 19 but has a wonderful six weeks.

“If he keeps his feet on the floor he has a big chance.”

Everton are also said to have been keeping an eye on the teenager who’ll no doubt attract even more attention as he progresses further.

 

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