By Graham Hill
VILLA are ready to offer striker Keinan Davis a new contract.
The Football Insider website claims the 21-year-old has impressed boss Dean Smith and he is being lined up for a new Villa Park deal.
Davis has a key part to play in the Villa squad this season with after the club failed to bring in another striker after dealing a record £22million move for Brazilian frontman Wesley Moraes.
But former non-League striker Davis has been an emerging talent at Villa and Smith sees a big future for the 6ft 3ins player on a long-term basis.
Davis has started just one senior game for Villa so far this season but scored in the 6-1 Carabao Cup win at Crewe Alexandra.
It was under former boss Steve Bruce that Davis first broke into the first team at Villa and found himself linked with moves to the Premier League.
But injuries and the form of on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham last season meant Davis was not an automatic first pick. He has now been given added responsibility though and played the final half hour of the defeat at Crystal Palace last week.