Aston Villa's teenage prospect Easah Suliman explains his ambitious dream in football

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Aston Villa's Easah Suliman wants to captain England one day.

Aston Villa teenager Easah Suliman has told The Guardian that he wants to become the captain of the England senior squad one day.

Suliman, 17, has been regarded as a potential star of the future having come up through the ranks at Villa Park, and that reputation has been displayed with the England Under-17 side.

The teenager, who can play at centre back or left back, recently captained the England Under-17 side in the World Cup in South America, and his stock is growing on a regular basis.

Now, Suliman has given an interview with The Guardian having been nominated for the Asian Player of the Year award, with the defender holding Pakistani heritage - meaning he became the first ever player with Pakistani heritage to captain an England team.

The youngster has admitted that whilst making history already, he wants to go much further, claiming that his dream is to captain the England senior squad.

"I’ve been reminded of that a few times now," said Suliman about captaining the England Under-17's. "It’s obviously a great achievement and one I will remember forever. But hopefully if I can keep working hard then one day I can try to get into the senior England team and maybe even captain them. That’s the dream," he added.

Villa have brought through some promising young players of late in Jack Grealish and Callum Robinson, whilst players such as Gary Cahill, Marc Albrighton and Daniel Sturridge also passing through the club's academy.

Now, Suliman could be the latest youngster to come up through the ranks with Villa, and with Jordan Amavi's season-ending injury, new manager Remi Garde could at least consider bringing Suliman up in to the first-team squad this season.

Even if he doesn't Suliman is one for the future and appears to have bags of potential, which should be music to the ears of Villa fans in what has been a disappointing season so far.

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