Smith drops transfer hint amid Villa ties
Kerr Smith has hinted that he will not be moving to Villa Park this summer amid rumors of interest in Aston Villa.
What was said?
In comments recently made in an interview with The mail, the center-back claimed he was only focused on getting more playing time under his belt in the Scottish Premiership with Dundee United next season, rather than worrying about any speculation about his future.
The 16-year-old was bound with a stint at Aston Villa and Manchester United in the past, while The sun recently reported that Dean Smith’s side, as well as Leicester City, are considering a move for the defender again this summer, with Dundee United reportedly charging Â£ 500,000 in fees to part with the youngster.
However, if Smith’s recent comments have anything to do with a summer transfer seems like the last thing he thinks of, with the declaring starlet: âGetting five Premiership games at 16 is a pretty good comeback, but I want more. I’m looking to get 10 to 15 games per season.
“I think the gaffer [Micky Mellon] has a lot of confidence in me because he has trained me for a long time now through the U18s. I just have to keep working hard in training because nothing is final.
âIf I don’t train well, I won’t deserve to play, but for me that won’t happen. I will go there and earn my place.
Would Kerr Smith be a good signing?
Smith will be emptied
Having already done five appearances for Dundee United’s first team at just 16, it’s clear Micky Mellon believed Smith had a fantastic future ahead of him in the game during his time in Scotland.
Indeed, with the center-back being a position in which great physical strength, perfect concentration and fantastic discipline are required, the fact that Dundee United believe the youngster is capable of all of these qualities already seems to indicate that Smith possesses a tremendous amount. of potential.
And, given the reported interest from teams like Manchester United, Leicester City and Aston Villa, this seems like a prospect shared by a number of the Premier League’s biggest clubs.
As such, the center-back’s latest comments – though they don’t categorically rule out a move this summer – certainly left Dean Smith gutted, as if the man Mark Connolly dubbed a “fantasticâThe talent indeed remains in Scotland this summer, before leading an impressive breakthrough campaign next season, interest in his services will only increase – which could ultimately rule Villa out of a move.
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