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Borg off

Filed: Wednesday, 23rd March 2016
By: Staff Writer No.3

Academy product Oscar Borg is on the verge of signing for Premier League basement club Aston Villa.

The 18 year-old left back, who can also operate further forward, joined the Irons at the age of 13 and has featured at both U18 and Development Squad level in recent years.

In 2014 Borg looked set to join Manchester United after a successful trial spell. However, the clubs failed to agree a compensation package for the youngster, who qualifies for both England and Turkey at international level.

Since then it appears that the player, who was, perhaps unfairly, likened to Gareth Bale in his playing style, has failed to progres as well as the club might have liked.

It is undrstood that Villa have offered Borg a two and a quarter year contract.This would keep the player in Birmingham until June 2018 as the Villains embark on a rebuilding programme in advance of what will almost certainly be relegation to the Championship at the end of this season.

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