Former Aston Villa hotshot Nathan Delfouneso not offered Go Ahead Eagles’ contract

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Former Aston Villa striker Nathan Delfouneso is on the look out for a new club.

Delfouneso was once considered one of the brightest prospects in Villa’s academy, but he has recently failed a trial with Dutch Eerste Divisie side Go Ahead Eagles - as confirmed by Voetbal International.

The 24-year-old striker made 52 appearances for Villa’s senior team, scoring a respectable nine goals. Able to play anywhere across the front three, his pace and work ethic were impressive, but his career has tailed off since leaving the club.

When his contract expired last summer, Delfouneso signed for doomed Championship side Blackpool, and he managed to find the back of the net just three times in 40 games - as the Seasiders were relegated to League One after a dreadful season.

His contract once again ended, and he left Bloomfield Road to search for a new career path.

Last week he went on trial with Go Ahead, as the club looked for a striker to help fire them back into the Eredivisie following their relegation at the end of last season.

However, he has clearly not done enough to earn a permanent contract with the Dutch club, as it was confirmed today that his trial had ended unsuccessfully - and Delfouneso is once again a free agent looking for a new club.

The striker should be applauded for breaking the mould of English players by looking abroad to further his career, and if he continues to take trials with European teams, it should not be too long before he agrees a full-time contract to continue playing.

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