By Callum O'Connell

30th Aug, 2023 | 10:35am

Aston Villa want £2million and hefty sell-on clause to sell Keinan Davis before deadline

Aston Villa are believed to be asking for around £2million to sell Keinan Davis, as well as a hefty sell-on clause, with Championship clubs interested, according to Darren Witcoop.

The Sunday Mirror journalist shared via his Twitter account on 29 August that Villa’s new valuation is a lot less than they had originally been looking for, and wouldn’t be too much for Championship sides to afford.

Recent reports surrounding Davis have linked the forward with moves to Hull City and Swansea City, while Gianluca Di Marzio claims [29 August] Serie A side Udinese are interested in his services after selling Beto to Everton.

No part to play at Villa

It has been accepted for a while that Davis no longer had a part to play at Villa Park, with rumours circling throughout the summer transfer window about a possible return to the Championship, where he spent last season on loan with Watford.

This was his second consecutive Championship loan spell after he was with Nottingham Forest the season prior as they earned promotion to the Premier League. Davis scored 12 goals and recorded four assists across 49 games over both loan spells.

Still just 25 years of age, Villa are making the smart move by cashing in while his stock is still high after two impressive loan spells, while a sell-on clause will mean they are not left regretful if he impresses once more and earns himself a big-money move elsewhere.

Davis’ physicality makes him an ideal forward for most Championship clubs. Despite a seemingly patchy goal record, his ability to cause trouble for defences and bring his teammates into play could prove invaluable to sides looking for more presence up front.

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