Does Keinan Davis contract pave the way for Scott Hogan's Aston Villa exit?

Steve Bruce manager of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Aston Villa at St Andrews on October 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa could cash in on Scott Hogan in January, just 12 months after they signed him from Brentford for £12m

Keinan Davis of Aston Villa and Alan Browne of Preston North End in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Aston Villa at Deepdale on November 1, 2017...

Aston Villa fans up and down the country would have breathed a collective sigh of relief when the news broke on Wednesday that Keinan Davis had committed his future to the club until 2020.

The 19-year-old has been a revelation this season, bursting onto the first-team picture and emerging as Villa’s number one centre-forward.

The downside to his impressive displays, however, was that The Sun claimed that Everton, Manchester United and Arsenal were all competing to lure him away from Villa Park with the teenager’s contract due to expire in the summer of 2018.

Though a new deal brings an end to speculation with Davis, who was playing non-league football at Biggleswade Town just two years ago, set to continue his development under Steve Bruce in the Midlands.

Manager of Aston Villa Steve Bruce during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Watford  at Villa Park on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

While this is excellent news for Villa, however, fellow striker Scott Hogan may now be wondering what the future holds for him in claret and blue.

The Republic of Ireland international signed for Villa for £12 million in January, according to the BBC, but has struggled to replicate the prolific form he showed at former club Brentford. A series of injuries and fluctuating form means Hogan has scored just one league goal in 27 games for Villa.

Scott Hogan of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

And Hogan has lost his place in recent months to Davis with The Sun (29th October, page 65) even reporting that Villa may consider cashing in to raise funds for new additions in January.

With Davis nailing his colours to the mast, Hogan’s future at Aston Villa has never looked more in doubt.

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