Aston Villa have agreed on a new deal with their exciting young forward Anton Hooper.
The highly rated 18-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Championship giants and the agreement has been confirmed on the club’s official website.
Aston Villa signed the player from Barnet when he was playing at the U15 level.
Hooper has been a key player for the Aston Villa youth teams and he will be delighted to have secured his future at the club. The young forward will be hoping to continue his development with more game time next season.
The 18-year-old will be hoping to impress at the youth level and then force his way into Steve Bruce’s first team plans.
The Championship outfit are currently facing a financial crisis and they could lose key players this summer. In that case, the young players are likely to get some opportunities next season and Hooper will be hoping to grab his chance.
Here is how the fans reacted to the news on Twitter.
Congratulations Anton, you poor fool….
— Crippy Cooke (@CrippyCooke) July 17, 2018
Crazy to think I met this guy because he dropped his wallet at a U23’s game and had to find out where he lived to get it back to him!
I’m happy for him. He’s a good dude!
— James! [+] (@AstonvillaFTW) July 17, 2018
Like the look of him looks like a brick wall and panzer tank rolled into one! What’s he doing on the 6th August ? Congrats young man! #utv
— astonvillafanatic (@RobertDerry1966) July 17, 2018
Well done my brother @AntonHoopz ❤️❤️
— Dwight Pascal (@dwightpascal2) July 17, 2018
— Scott Robbins (@Scotty_Villa) July 17, 2018
Congratulations @AntonHoopz fully deserved mate.
— Sam Finlay (@SamFinlayW5) July 17, 2018
Woohoo congrats all hands to the pump
— John Rooker (@ClassOf82_AVFC) July 17, 2018
Welcome aboard ?
— Vernon Morrissey (@villa_vernon) July 17, 2018
Well done ??. Looks like a young Dalian Atkinson
— Robert Pearson (@TheMailmanUk) July 17, 2018
Well done @AntonHoopz hope you can recover from injury soon and fight your way into U23.
— AVFC U23 (@AVFCU23) July 17, 2018