Report: Leeds and Villa among clubs hunting League One ace

Leeds United and Aston Villa are reportedly hoping to sign Jake Andrews from Bristol City this summer.

Aston Villa and Leeds United are said to be keen on signing Jake Andrews from Bristol City, according to a report in the East Grinstead Courier.

Andrews has been billed as one of the hottest prospects in the Football League, and his talents are not going unnoticed.

A clutch of teams are said to be hopeful of signing the 17-year-old, with Villa and Leeds just two of those credited with holding an interested.

The likes of West Bromwich Albion, Hull City and Ipswich Town are also said to be keeping a close eye on the central-midfielder, who has been in fine form for Bristol City's development side this season.

Andrews has regularly played for the Robins' under-21 side this term and although he is yet to make his senior debut, there are high hopes about his future.

If he did move to Villa, he would follow a number of players who have made the step-up from the lower-leagues to join their ranks.

Villa have brought in Matt Lowton, Ashley Westwood and Jordan Bowery from the Football League over recent years and this would be further indication of their desire to sign the better talents from outside the Premier League.

At Leeds, however, he would likely stand more of a chance of gaining first-team football upon his arrival.

Neil Redfearn has put his faith in youth at Leeds this season, with four academy graduates being handed regular first-team action, and Andrews could see a clear path to the senior squad at Elland Road.

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