Report: Aston Villa interested in Peterborough United youngster Dion-Curtis Henry

Aston Villa are keen on signing Peterborough United stopper Dion-Curtis Henry.

According to the Peterborough Evening Telegraph, Peterborough United youngster Dion-Curtis Henry is a transfer target for Aston Villa.

Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony took part in a question and answer session on Thursday evening, and he confirmed that Villa were interested in signing Henry.

The young goalkeeper is regarded as a top talent by Posh, but his impressive form for their development side has seen interest in his services rise.

Henry has already trained with Leicester City this season, and the Foxes are also said to be harbouring an interest.

So far the 18-year-old has only played one match for Posh, after he came on against Millwall earlier in the season.

In that match, he managed to help Posh to a 5-3 win over the Lions, but he has dropped back down to a covering role since, with Ben Alnwick holding the number one shirt at the ABAX Stadium.

If Henry does move to Villa, he would follow in the footsteps of the likes of Ryan Bennett and Dwight Gayle, who have left Posh to join Premier League sides in recent times.

Register for ASTON VILLA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch