By Daniel Feliciano

24th Sep, 2022 | 12:10pm

Scouting expert: Jacob Ramsey could leave Aston Villa for top 6 side if form continues

We’re delighted to welcome Football Manager’s Wolves researcher Dave Azzopardi as our exclusive columnist. Each week the scouting expert will be giving his views on the biggest talking points on Wonderkids across the UK…

Jacob Ramsey’s ability could see him become the next player to move from Aston Villa to a top six side according to Dave Azzopardi.

Ramsey got his first Premier League goal of the season in Villa’s 1-0 win over Southampton to help them move away from the relegation zone after a tough run of form.

But after being tipped for a potential wildcard spot in the England World Cup squad, Azzopardi believes that he has the quality and talent to step up to a top side in the next few years.

“I think he’s a strong player, a very talented player,” he told The Football Wonderkids.

“Villa have had this thing over recent years where they’ve got a couple of great players and they’ve been able to move to the next level quite soon after. It will be interesting to see if that happens with Ramsey.

“I think he’s a talented player, a midfielder who was amongst the goals quite a lot last year. But we’ve seen it before a number of years ago with Fabian Delph making the step up to Manchester City, we’ve seen Jack Grealish more recently make that move up as well.

“Using City again players like Kalvin Phillips going in from low-to-mid table teams and making the step up to these top sides.

“A young English midfielder, if he carries on with his current form then he could easily be the next one to step up to one of these top six sides I think.

“Central midfielders if they can get among the goals and assists, you’re going to be looked at by a number of teams. He’s got that knack and if he can carry on, and maybe score a few more goals, then he’s got every right to be looked at by these big sides.”

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