Aston Villa are facing a difficult summer and, it seems, a difficult season. The club is in turmoil off the pitch. Since Aston Villa failed to win promotion to the Premier League it has emerged that the club is struggling financially. It appears they cannot currently sign players and are in fact trying to offload some of their current talent in order to get by.
With that in mind, Aston Villa may need to bring through some of their young players next season.
So is this season set to be a breakout campaign for attacker Corey Blackett-Taylor?
The 20-year-old has impressed for the Aston Villa youth teams in recent times and he has all the natural attributes to make it into the first-team set-up. Capable of playing on the right or left wing the England youth international signed a new deal with the club in April, suggesting he does have a future at Villa Park.
He played 15 times for the Aston Villa under-23s last season and was one of their best players. With four goals and two assists, he looked like a player ready to take the step up.
It has to be now, or it will surely be never. His extension is until next summer and the wideman turns 21-years-old in September.
If Blackett-s not playing regular football at Aston Villa next season, then his long-term future would seem to be elsewhere.