Report: Aston Villa eye summer move for Coventry City teenager James Maddison

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Aston Villa are reportedly eyeing Coventry's James Maddison.

According to the Daily Mirror, as cited by Sky Sports, Aston Villa are interested in signing Coventry City teenager James Maddison.

Villa may have suffered an embarrassing 6-1 loss at Southampton on Saturday, but Hull's defeat to Tottenham later that day meant that Tim Sherwood's side have now guaranteed their Premier League status for next season.

Now, with ambitions certainly higher than another relegation battle, Sherwood will be looking to strengthen his squad this summer, and there may well be an emphasis on youth considering his background with the Under-21 squad at Tottenham.

Now, Villa are reportedly interested in making a swoop on another West Midlands side by targeting Coventry City youngster Maddison.

The 18-year-old was born in Coventry and has now made his way up through the ranks with his hometown club, scoring twice in 18 appearances in League One this season.

His promising displays in the third tier appear to have attracted interested, with The Mirror suggesting that Villa and West Brom are considering moves for the teenager this summer.

A forward-thinking midfielder with great potential, Maddison would certainly be one for the future under Sherwood, who will be trying to mould his squad not only for next season but also for years to come. 

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