Photo: Gary Gardner & Jack Grealish on holiday together; the future for Villa?

The young Aston Villa pair were enjoying some time in the sun. But can they star for Tim Sherwood's side next season?

Aston Villa duo Gary Gardner and Jack Grealish were pictured soaking up the sun on Sunday afternoon and supporters may be encouraged by the midfield duo bonding during the close season.

After all, the 22 and 19-year-olds respectively could be the future for Villa...

Indeed, Grealish broke through to really impress for Aston Villa last season and the only issue with regards to the midfielder's career right now appears to be whether he will remain with Tim Sherwood's side once he truly fulfills his potential.

And Gardner, too, could have a promising career ahead of him at Villa Park. The youngster was loaned out to Championship side Nottingham Forest last term and fared well at the City Ground.

Now, with Tom Cleverley having left Aston Villa for Everton at the conclusion of his loan spell with Sherwood's men, Gardner could be the midfielder to fill the void.

For now, though, rest and relaxation is on the agenda for the Villa duo, as opposed to international action - or a lack of it if the Republic of Ireland's 0-0 bore draw with England is anything to go by.

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