Aston Villa are reportedly keen on Coventry City defender Sam McCallum.
According to The Daily Mail, McCallum is being watched by a number of clubs, including Aston Villa. Scouts from Liverpool, Leicester City, West Brom, Aston Villa and more have been spotted checking up on McCallum.
McCallum to provide cover at left-back?
The 19-year-old is a regular for Coventry in League One. McCallum usually starts at left-back, having taken Brandon Mason’s spot this season, and the Sky Blues are pushing for promotion.
Coventry have produced a number of top players in recent years, including Callum Wilson and James Maddison. McCallum could be the next gem, although he only joined Coventry in 2018 from non-league side Herne Bay after impressing in Jamie Vardy’s V9 Academy.
He was 17 when he joined but he soon made his Coventry first-team debut and he now has nearly 30 appearances to his name. But Coventry face a battle to hold onto the teenage starlet with Premier League sides like Villa lurking.
Here are some Aston Villa fans reacting to the McCallum rumours.
Is he a 10 goals a season left back? If not I’d suggest our focus should be not on a left back BWDIK?!!
— Nick Nelson (@nelsonusm) December 17, 2019
We need a back up LB
— Reece (@KingKodj26) December 17, 2019
— nickavfc (@headmond81) December 17, 2019
Why ain’t we being linked to Bowen!?
— Michael (@mickeyw90s) December 17, 2019
Can he play up front?
— Kevin Carter (@10001110101E) December 17, 2019
We have 2 left backs! We need a striker ffs!
— pacbuddies (@pcrayth) December 17, 2019