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Aston Villa fans hail 'generational' Chukwuemeka after winning end-of-season award

Aston Villa have long been a club with an outstanding youth record, and Carney Chukwuemeka is shaping up to be the next big thing out of the club’s academy.

The England youth international claimed Villa’s Academy Player of the Season this weekend, with the 17-year-old midfielder also making his debut at Villa Park for Dean Smith’s side. The Birmingham-based club claimed a 2-1 win over UEFA Champions League finalists Chelsea.

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Chukwuemeka is one of the most highly-rated players to emerge from Villa’s academy in some time, with the Atheltic reporting that the Austrian-born youngster is attracting interest from the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United. The teenager made his first-team debut for the club last week against Spurs, hitting the post in the final minutes.

The 17-year-old has had a starring role for the youth sides this season, and Villa supporters on social media were delighted for Chukwuemeka to win the Academy Player of the Season award, with some fans keen to see the youngster play more of a first-team role next season.

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Here’s what some fans had to say about Chukwuemeka on Twitter…

Villa fans will be hoping Chukwuemeka and other youngsters can lead the club to FA Youth Cup glory this evening against Liverpool.

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