Championship outfit Aston Villa are looking around for a centre-back but the answer could be right under Steve Bruce's nose.
Former Bury starlet Jacob Bedeau impressed at centre-back once again as Championship side Aston Villa beat Norwich City 2-0 in the Under 23s.
Aston Villa have been strongly linked with a move for the Sheffield Wednesday midfielder.
The Aston Villa youngster is highly rated and may be eyeing a chance to break through after the skipper's setback.
A number of one-time Aston Villa prospects forced their way into the first-team after starring at the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens.
Teenage centre-back Jacob Bedeau has experienced senior football with Bury - and could benefit from a temporary exit from Aston Villa.
The teenage centre-back outshone the 32-year-old free agent as Aston Villa's Under-23s defeated Wolves on Monday.
The winger has shot to fame with Blackpool this season and Aston Villa face a daunting fight for his signature.
The 17-year-old arrived from Bury earlier today.
Bury defender Jacob Bedeau is set to join Aston Villa, according to Shakers boss Chris Brass.