Aston Villa transfer twist as Unai Emery makes surprise decision

Latest Aston Villa news from BirminghamLive as Unai Emery is said to be open to selling Cameron Archer this summer

Aston Villa are “open to” selling young striker Cameron Archer in the current transfer window.

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough in the Championship, his third successive loan, and could now be set to depart on a permanent basis.

Cameron Archer celebrates scoring for England U21s against Israel
Cameron Archer celebrates scoring for England U21s against Israel (Image: PA)

Archer scored 11 goals in 20 games as Michael Carrick’s team reached the play-offs last season, and earning himself a chance to improve during pre-season under Unai Emery this summer. It appears Villa have now made a decision on his future.

Speaking back in March about Archer and Jacob Ramsey, who were both on loan at the Teesside club, Carrick said: “They’re obviously good players – young, talented players – but the biggest thing I can say about them is that their character and personality has shone through so well.

“They’ve been brilliant. They’re really humble lads, and they appreciate what the team brings. That’s the great thing about our squad at the moment – the boys’ appreciation for each other. That’s been the key thing in how easy it has been for those boys to settle in.”

Archer came through the academy at Villa, starting out at the age of eight. To date he has made 13 senior competitive appearances for the club, scoring four goals.

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