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Aston Villa eyeing up a move for AFC Wimbledon goalkeeper Matthew Cox

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Aston Villa are reportedly interested in signing AFC Wimbledon goalkeeper Matthew Cox.

According to Football Insider, Norwich City are also keen on signing the 18-year-old.

Cox has been capped at England U17 level. He made two appearances for the young Three Lions last February.

SL View: Cox would be a good prospect

Cox is highly rated at Wimbledon and is expected to develop into a quality shot-stopper in the future.

Villa are looking to add to their goalkeeping ranks, and Cox could be a quality long-term acquisition.

Tom Heaton has left the club on a free transfer, and Villa will need to replace him this summer.

Villa have Jed Steer and Lovre Kalinic on their books, and it would be fair to assume that Cox would join up with the youth team if he moves to the Midlands club.

The youngster is far from ready to challenge Emiliano Martinez, and he will be looking to continue his development with regular football in Villa’s youth set-up.

Alternatively, Villa may consider loaning Cox to a lower league club if he is guaranteed first-team football.

Read: Aston Villa keen on 26-year-old Premier League ace.