Aston Villa to sign Penryn Sports College student as fee is agreed
CORNISH footballer Liam Prynn will complete a dream move to Premier Division Aston Villa this summer after a ‘compensation package’ was agreed with Torquay United.
The 16-year-old, from Constantine, will put pen to paper on a two-year scholarship on July 5, before he turns professional in 2015 after agreeing a one-year contract.
It is rare for players of this age to be offered pro terms so soon, but Villa officials have been so impressed they were keen to tie the young Cornishman down, with several other top flight clubs keen to sign him.
Prynn, who goes to Penryn Sports College, was in the West Midlands with his family at the weekend to discuss his move to Villa Park after the Villains reached a financial agreement with League Two Torquay, the club the teenager has been at since the age of 13.
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Prynn will return to the club’s Bodymoor Heath training ground in July, where he will officially become an Aston Villa player.
Full story in Thursday's West Briton.