Everton and Celtic keeping tabs on 19-year-old Aston Villa academy starlet Tyreik Wright with speedy winger impressing on loan at Walsall
- Tyreik Wright is a direct and speedy left-footed winger in Aston Villa’s academy
- 19-year-old is progressing well and attracting interest from Everton and Celtic
- He was loaned out to League Two Walsall last month and has quickly impressed
- Darrel Clarke said: ‘He has that match winning quality, energy and pace’
Everton and Celtic are among the clubs keeping tabs on Aston Villa youngster Tyreik Wright.
Winger Wright is attracting attention with his Villa deal up at the end of the season.
The 19 year-old, a direct and speedy left-footed right winger, joined Villa in 2018 and progressed through their youth setup since arriving from Irish club Lakewood.
Tyreik Hill’s contract at Aston Villa is running down and he is generating plenty of interest
Wright is currently enjoying his first taste of senior football having been loaned out to League Two Walsall last month and has quickly impressed, setting up two goals in his first two appearances.
Saddlers boss Darrel Clarke said of the Ireland youth international: ‘Tyreik’s got great ability.
‘He’s been showing his match winning qualities in the Under 23’s at Villa and for his country at youth level.
‘We’ve got a great relationship with Villa and we’re very grateful to them for letting us have one of their exciting youngsters.
Wright (left) is impressing for Walsall and his performances are being tracked by scouts
‘He has that match winning quality, energy, pace, and he created the goal at Port Vale [his debut] with one bit of magic.
‘As long as he’s doing the other side of the job he’ll have a good future.’
And the growing interest in Wright represents a dilemma for Villa with his current contract ticking down.
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