Aston Villa have officially announced the signing of Rory Wilson after his contract at Rangers expired this summer.
The 16-year-old has earned positive reviews over the past year after scoring 49 goals for club and country across all competitions that he featured in last season.
With that in mind, he has been tipped for a bright future and Villa have not only spotted his potential, but have moved to sign him to form part of the club’s long-term plans moving forward.
As per Villa’s official site, Wilson has penned his first professional contract and will join the Club’s Academy system, where he will undoubtedly hope to make a positive impression and go through the age levels before ultimately featuring for the senior side.
Villa have enjoyed success at youth level in recent years and have brought through a number of top talents, and it does seem as though there is a genuine focus and desire to continue to develop young players and bring them through the ranks.
There is certainly a lot of promise with Wilson, and so it’s now just hoped that he can continue to work hard on his game, gain experience and eventually force his way into a role for Steven Gerrard with the first team.
Admittedly, that is some way off at this early stage, but it’s an exciting addition and the club will undoubtedly have high hopes for Wilson in the coming years.