Niall Mason could be a vital component of Aston Villa's quest for a Premier League return next season.
The 19-year-old star has been a regular for Doncaster Rovers this season.
The French midfielder was one of several Villa loanees in action over the weekend.
The Villa boss has already brought Jordan Lyden into the senior setup and had 19-year-old Niall Mason on the bench for the 2-0 loss at West Ham United earlier this week.
The 17-year-old Swede made his debut for Cowans' Under-21 side in Thursday's 1-0 win over Fulham.
With Villa looking certain to drop down to the Championship, manager Remi Garde should resist the urge to spend in January and give these young players a chance to show their worth instead.
Tim Sherwood's men ended their pre-season training camp in Portugal with a 0-0 stalemate against the Primeira Liga outfit.
The 18-year-old is joining Villa following a successful trial, the club confirmed on Monday afternoon.