Seb Revan leadership qualities for Aston Villa Under-21s make him an attractive loan asset
Seb Revan has continued to move from strength to strength for the Aston Villa Under-21s this season, and a loan move away from the club this summer is definitely on the cards.
The 19-year-old defender was due to leave the club on loan last summer transfer window but sustained an injury just before the deadline – which has incidentally aided his development at Bodymoor Heath this season.
Since then, Revan has amassed 18 appearances for the Under-21s and captained the side along a stunning run of form that has sent them into the Premier League 2 Division 2 play-off spots.
In the 6-4 win over Sunderland last week (Friday 24 February), Revan capped off a strong display at left-back with a goal from the penalty spot and further enhanced calls for him to be sent on loan and gain more first-team experience next season.
The Athletic’s Gregg Evans reported (15 December) that there remains interest from League One, League Two and the National League for Revan’s services – and these would only have been furthered after captaining his side to a run of four wins in their last five games in the New Year.
The former FA Youth Cup winner can play anywhere across the backline or in midfield, but has settled in at left-back for Tony Carss’ Under-21s side this term.
His loan spell at Grimsby Town last season was an extremely fruitful one, as he helped in their journey towards National League promotion before making 24 appearances for Hereford FC in the second half of last season.
So far this season, Unai Emery handed the youngster some valuable experience with the first team in the Peter Whittingham memorial game during the World Cup break before taking him along to Dubai to train with the likes of Tyrone Mings, Ashley Young and John McGinn.
Considering his leadership qualities and positional flexibility at such a young age, clubs within the EFL would be foolish not to snap up Aston Villa’s latest academy gem.