What has happened to the Aston Villa NextGen side that conquered Europe in 2013?

Villa Nextgen

Only two of the players look like making it at Aston Villa.

Aston Villa's future currently looks bleak but back in 2013 they won the NextGen Series, the premier competition for youth teams in Europe.

They defeated Chelsea 2-0 in Italy in April 2013 with two goals from Graham Burke doing the trick.

So what has happened to the Aston Villa youngsters who conquered Europe less than three years ago?

Bradley Watkins

The 21-year-old looks well off the Aston Villa first-team and has spent periods on loan with Chelmsford City and Tranmere Rovers.

Out of contract in the summer and seemingly on his way.

Josh Webb

The defender is also out of contract in the summer and the former England Under-18 international looks to be on his way out.

Riccardo Calder

The teenager played in defence that day but has emerged as a midfielder in his later years. Recently on loan with Dundee.

Lewis Kinsella

Another who has not been transitioned. Spent time on loan at Luton Town and expected to leave in the summer.

Janoi Donacien

The rangy defender has spent plenty of time out on loan recently and the St Lucian seems to have no Villa future.

Joshua Barton

The Irishman left Villa in 2013 and returned home for spells with Portadown and Dungannon Swifts. Currently with Lurgan Celtic, who play in the Irish second tier.

Samir Carruthers

Captained the side that day, but the Irishman never made the grade.

Now in the Championship with MK Dons.

Callum Robinson

Still contracted to Villa and has recently returned for another loan spell at Preston after a disappointing spell at Bristol City.

Graham Burke

The forward was the hero in the final and was the eventual top-scorer in the competition.

However, he never made it at Villa.

He joined Notts County last year where he remains today.

Jack Grealish

The most promising of the players in the squad Grealish has gone on to establish himself as one of the club's top young stars.

He has had his problems off the pitch however and his career appears to be in an interesting limbo.

The Bench

The bench has some interesting names as well. Australian Jordan Lyden did not feature often in the competition but he has recently made his breakthrough with the Villa first-team.

Dan Crowley was the youngest member of the squad. His talent was not unnoticed and he left for Arsenal not long after this game - where he remains today.

Liam Bateman is on a month-to-month basis with Villa after a horrific injury suffered in 2014. Aiden Grant left Villa in July 2014 and is currently with Lincoln City. Kevin Toner remains at the club and is a hot prospect for the future. Alfie Crooks was released in June and has been battling injury trouble and Swede Khalid Abdo remains with the club.

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