'Grealish level flair', 'Ronaldinho regen': Some Aston Villa fans wowed by teenager in their ranks
A number of Aston Villa fans have waxed lyrical about Jaden Philogene-Bidace following his latest masterclass for the Under-23s.
The Villans winger joined the Bodymoor Heath setup in January 2018 from the Pro:Direct Academy in London.
Philogene-Bidace has risen through the ranks at Villa and is now one of several superb talents plying their trade in claret and blue.
The 19-year-old has made three senior appearances this season – one in the Premier League and two in the Carabao Cup.
Philogene-Bidace has also starred at age level and, on Monday night, scored a superb hat-trick as Villa ran out 8-0 winners over Stoke.
Aaron Ramsey opened the scoring for Villa inside the first five minutes of the Premier League 2 game.
Philogene-Bidace, Carney Chukwuemeka and Caleb Chukwuemeka then netted for a 4-0 half-time lead.
The Chukwuemeka brothers then grabbed one more apiece in the second half, while Philogene-Bidace got two more for his hat-trick.
Needless to say, there are some incredibly talented players coming through their ranks at Villa Park.
And fans are rightly excited, with the hat-trick hero of the night coming under plenty of praise, including some very kind comparisons.
Here is what some Villa supporters said on Twitter:
Philogene bidace literally scored a hatrick yesterday and had grealish level flair but you are saying he misses out— zak (@zak07441691) September 28, 2021
Philogene-Bidace > Sancho— Joey Tustain (@Jaytuzzle10) September 27, 2021
40m our most enjoyable player to watch and Ronaldinho regen— EB10 (@buendiazboyz) September 28, 2021
He’s so far beyond this level now – really hope he can get some decent minutes at first team level, would love to see what he can do!— Jon Hill (@AVFCJonjon) September 27, 2021
Villa had Ramsey, Carney and Philogene-Bidace which at U23 level is just a cheat code tbf.— Josh (@Jannetts_) September 27, 2021
A club doesn’t win the Youth Cup without some incredible talents. Hard night, but a learning experience nonetheless
Philogene bidace should be starting for the main team I don’t even care https://t.co/nyaHuf5jCk— Ben Clinch (@ben_clinch) September 27, 2021