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Paul Scholes says he is ‘surprised’ no big clubs are looking at Aston Villa star Jacob Ramsey

Paul Scholes says he is ‘surprised’ no big clubs are looking at Aston Villa star Jacob Ramsey

Jacob Ramsey scored for England U21s on Thursday night

Paul Scholes has admitted he is surprised that none of the big clubs are looking to sign Aston Villa star Jacob Ramsey.

The 22-year-old midfielder is regarded as one of the best talents in English football and he enjoyed a brilliant season with Villa under Unai Emery.

Ramsey was named the club’s young player of the season for the second year in a row.

In 35 Premier League appearances during the 22/23 season, Ramsey managed to score six goals whilst assisting seven.

On Thursday night, Ramsey produced a brilliant display as he scored the first goal in England U21s’ 2-0 win over the Czech Republic.

After the match, Manchester United legend Scholes posted a picture of the young midfielder with a caption that read: “Surprised no big clubs are coming in for this lad!”

Ramsey played a huge role in turning Villa’s season around and their strong finish to the season meant they will be playing in the UEFA Europa Conference League next season.

Having been at the club since the age of six, Ramsey is currently under contract at Villa Park until 2027.

His former boss, Steven Gerrard, said back in 2022: “I want him to make his own headlines with his football. He is a top talent, I’m loving every moment of working with him.

“He is getting stronger with each game because we’re giving him the platform to express himself. He is in a wonderful place.

“He will be a terrific player. It won’t be long before the whole country is watching him I’m sure. He is right up there, let me tell you.”


On England’s chances of winning the U21 Euro, Ramsey said prior to the tournament: “One thing that I will say about this group - when we've looked at previous groups before, and previous camps, there's probably a different mentality.

“In this group we've got a bit of humble side. I think everyone knows how well we can play together, and we probably are one of the favourites. But we will go into this tournament respecting every team.

“I feel like we've got the right balance and, hopefully, when we go out there we will show that.”

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport/Alamy

Topics: Aston Villa, Paul Scholes, Football, England