The Birmingham Mail’s Ashley Preece has delivered his verdict on the future of Aston Villa starlet Jaden Philogene-Bidace.
Writing initially on Twitter, he said: “Let’s talk about Jaden Philogene-Bidace. He’s far too good for 23s football as we all witnessed this week. A piece looking at his sensational form as he bids to make his mark at #avfc in PL. Includes a nice snippet from @PeteSmith1983.”
Then, in a follow-up article for The Birmingham Mail, he added: “To those inside the Villa circle, Philogene-Bidace is a serious talent with a bright future in B6 with head coach Dean Smith promoting the Londoner to first-team training at the beginning of last season.
“It’s crystal-clear that Philogene-Bidace remains highly thought of at Bodymoor Heath, his challenge now now is to stay patient and be ready when called upon.
“A Championship loan move could well be in the offing in January but, as it stands, Villa have a serious talent on their hands, one who’s primed and ready to make his mark in the Premier League.”
Make no mistake about it, Villa have somewhat of a golden generation on their hands coming through at Bodymoor Heath.
The likes of Philogene-Bidace and Carney Chukwuemeka in particular are leading the charge of youngsters who are looking to make their mark on the Premier League, and have already been given a taste of the action by Dean Smith.
While Villa have added to their wide ranks with the signing of Leon Bailey and Emi Buendia in the summer, Philogene-Bidace has got plenty of time on his hand at just 19-year-old to eventually stake his claim for a starting spot at Villa Park.
Whether that’s sooner or later remains to be seen, but whatever the case, Villa fans will surely be buzzing at the kind of exciting talent they have on their hands in Philogene-Bidace.
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