The 24-year-old might have played his last game for Aston Villa
Keinan Davis, on loan at Aston Villa, would enjoy a permanent move to Nottingham Forest after impressing on loan from the Premier League giants, speaking via the Birmingham Mail.
For much of Davis’ young career, the dominant narrative was that he was a striker with many strings to his bow. The problem was that scoring goals wasn’t one of them.
Well, so far it is.
In just an hour of football in Nottingham Forest’s 4-0 bombardment of relegation-threatened Reading on Saturday afternoon, Davis doubled his tally for the East Midland side with a pair of brilliantly scored goals.
The former Biggleswade Town youngster has made a huge impact at the City Ground. His exceptional work-rate and heist game made him a key cog in Steve Cooper’s machine, shining in the giant FA Cup kills of Arsenal and Leicester City.
But, in his 12and appearance in Forest colours, Davis has shown another side of his game. A team which, next summer, will surely encourage Nottingham Forest to inquire about a permanent agreement.
Does Keinan Davis have a future at Aston Villa?
“Yeah sure,” Davis said when asked if he would like to stay at Forest. “It’s the best I’ve played and the most enjoyed my football in my entire life. So it’s great to be here.
“The manager lets us express ourselves and be ourselves. As you can tell by the way we play, you can tell the loan signings love it here. It’s good right now. We just take advantage of it.
“You don’t get many clubs like this, especially in the Championship. They shouldn’t be here.
“For me to have the opportunity to be able to express myself and play well, especially for a team like this, is just more than I could ask for.”
Davis is contracted at Villa Park until 2024. His future under Steven Gerrard could hinge on what Aston Villa have planned for another Championship-ripping young striker, fellow loanee Cameron Archer.
“I haven’t had any conversations with anyone about what might happen this summer,” Davis adds.
“Villa keeps in touch with me. After games they message me and say ‘well done’ and ‘it would be nice if you could get Forest into the play-offs so keep it up’.
“They keep cheering me on.”
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