Premier League Aston Villa are reportedly open to selling once Rangers-linked England U21 international Cameron Archer this summer.
Whilst this specific report doesn’t detail any valuations or the price involved, the reports comes around one year on from loan links between Rangers and Archer from last season.
These came after the now 21-year-old striker had impressed out on loan to Preston North End in the campaign previously, with Archer instead opting to remain at Aston Villa last season, at least until January.
Spending the second half of last season on loan at Middlesbrough, Cameron Archer netted 11 times for Boro in only 20 Championship outgoings.
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Big things are expected of the striker but now Aston Villa are reportedly looking to sell with a host of names being linked to Cameron Archer elsewhere in the press.
The likes of Sheffield United and Luton Town have been named as Premier League suitors, whilst Leeds United have been named in the Championship.
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Interestingly, Aston Villa manager Unai Emery has claimed that the Birmingham side want to keep the striker under their “control” amid suggestions Cameron Archer will only be allowed to leave with a buy-back option.
“It could be a possibility to let him go and play and continue improving his level in another club,” Emery said.
“Actually, he is our player and we want to keep him under our control always because we believe in him.
“Sometimes the plan that we have to do with them, or him in this case, is to try and help him continuing taking time and minutes and confidence in another club.
“We have always two options, sometimes on loan, sometimes selling them. We are analysing each case individually and trying to get the best option.”
Whilst there has been no official mention of Rangers reigniting any proposed interest, news of an Aston Villa exit for Cameron Archer may well pique the interest of fans.
Michael Beale has admitted that the club are perhaps one attacker short of their full complement and it’ll be interesting to see where the young striker ends up this summer.
The youngster has 11 caps and six goals for the England U21s and was part of the young Lions’ team who won this summer’s U21 European Championship.