Ex-Aston Villa teenager Kodi Lyons-Foster announces Bristol City switch on Twitter

General view before the game - Villa Park

The 19-year-old defender was released by Villa at the end of last season.

General view outside the ground

Former Aston Villa youngster Kodi Lyons-Foster is set to play his football with Bristol City next season.

The 19-year-old defender, who was released by Villa at the end of last season, took to Twitter on Saturday to announce his move to Ashton Gate, writing:

The teenage centre-back also received a host of well wishes from his old teammates upon breaking news of his switch, as well as a good luck message from former club captain Stiliyan Petrov, who trained with Villa’s Under-21s earlier this year in preparation for his impending comeback attempt.

General view before the game - Villa Park

A former Tottenham Hotspur trainee, Lyons-Foster joined Villa from Spurs at the age of 16 and was a regular for the Under-18s throughout the 2014-15 campaign.

The London native also made three appearances for the Under-21s that season, earning two starts and one brief cameo off the bench, and even trained with the senior squad on several occasions during Tim Sherwood’s time in B6.

However, he failed to feature for Kevin MacDonald’s side last term after making the step up from the Under-18s full-time, appearing as an unused substitute on just three occasions over the course of the campaign before being released this summer along with Charlie Bannister, Janoi Donacien, Lewis Kinsella, Benjamin Siegrist, Joshua Webb, Charles N’Zogbia and Kieran Richardson.

Of those seven players, two have already found clubs, with Siegrist recently joining Swiss Super League side FC Vaduz and Webb linking up with Scottish Premiership outfit Kilmarnock this week.

Benjamin Siegrist - Aston Villa YouthBenjamin Siegrist - Aston Villa Youth

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