Report: Aston Villa want highly-rated Jed Steer to be first-choice goalkeeper next season

Aston Villa reportedly think very highly of Jed Steer.

According to a report from The Sun, Aston Villa are viewing Huddersfield Town loanee Jed Steer as their first-choice goalkeeper for next season.

Villa sit bottom of the Premier League table, and given that they're 15 points adrift of safety, relegation to the Championship is inevitable after Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth.

Changes are coming this summer; manager Remi Garde lost his job last month, and a replacement will be brought in ahead of the summer transfer window, where a host of under-performing and overpaid players will be leaving Villa Park for pastures new.

Some young players have been loaned out to Football League clubs, but could return to make a big impact in the Championship - and Jed Steer could be one such player.

The Sun report that Villa are keen to make Steer their first-choice goalkeeper next season, possibly signalling the end for veteran stoppers Brad Guzan and Mark Bunn.

Steer, 23, joined Villa from Norwich City back in 2013, following Paul Lambert from Carrow Road to Villa Park, a year after the Scot had taken the Villa job.

Steer has spent the majority of this season on loan at Championship side Huddersfield, impressing between the sticks with 33 appearances to his name.

Now, Villa are believed to want Steer to be their first-choice goalkeeper, offering chances to young players already at the club - and other loaned-out players like Gary Gardner and Callum Robinson will be hoping for similar encouragement this summer.

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