Aston Villa agree deal to sign 'next Mesut Ozil' - report

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Aston Villa are poised to sign wonderkid, according to a report in Sweden.

Aston Villa are poised to add to their impressive youth academy with the signing of Moustafa Zeidan Khalili.

The 15-year-old is highly rated, with his agent comparing him in style to Arsenal and Germany's Mesut Ozil.

Swedish newspaper AftonBladet report that Khalili will link up with Aston Villa at the end of the season.

"15-year-old, who has made several first-team matches with Högaborgs BK in Division 2, has reached agreement with Aston Villa on a three year contract.

"He will join their U18-U19 teams, even though he is 15 years old. He has visited the club and have got a good picture, says agent Hasan Cetinkaya."

His agent added: "He is a player who scores goals. He is left-footed and has a playing style similar to Mesut Ozil much, they are very similar. He is one of the greatest talents I've seen as an agent of his ages, I have not seen anything like this if I am to be completely honest. He will be a Premier League players shortly, I'm convinced."

The report adds that Villa have beaten Benfica and Ajax to his signature, with Khalili's agent elaborating why Villa were his first choice.

"He's got a good impression from Aston Villa, and historically, they lift up many players to the first team. It's a good step for him to develop. He thinks it's great fun, a dream for him."

Aston Villa won the NextGen Series last season, boosting their Europe-wide reputation for developing and producing young talent.

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