Aston Villa forward Keinan Davis is set to join championship club Nottingham Forest on loan with the January transfer window now open.
What is the story?
According to Birmingham Live, Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed the 23-year-old is on his way for a medical at City Ground ahead of a loan transfer alongside Steve Cooper.
Davis managed just one Premier League appearance for the Villans this term, coming off the bench for 11 minutes against Southampton in what turned out to be Dean Smith’s last game in charge of the team. West Midlands.
The Englishman is yet to play under new boss Gerrard, having been an unused substitute in four of the seven games the former Rangers boss has taken on, who said the loan was what Davis “needed “.
Additionally, the former young Villa player has been demoted to the U-23 on occasion this term, making three appearances, in which he has scored three goals.
Last month, the 23-year-old spoke to The Beautiful Game Podcast about a loan, saying: “Obviously it depends on what the club want to do, but I would like to play a series of more games. consistent.
“For a player like me, still quite young and who is finding ways to play… To come back to the championship, I don’t see that as a step backwards at all.
“Me and my agent will go around the different clubs to meet them and I will choose. It’s not like you’re being pushed anywhere or anything like that. Do you have something to say.
It seems the club Davis has chosen is Nottingham Forest, which sits ninth in the Championship after a resumption under Steve Cooper, who replaced Chris Hughton in September.
Fans of the villa will be buzzing
Aston Villa fans will be delighted to see the striker secure a Championship loan which will hopefully get him a series of games and regain some form to restore confidence.
The movement makes sense for both parties. Davis is not watching and has yet to develop playing games as he is still only 23, he will get games in Forest.
Also, if the loan is successful, Villa will get a better striker this summer that they can use or they can cash out and receive increased transfer fees if Gerrard decides to transfer Davis permanently.