Football Insider’s sources reveal that Aston Villa has turned down a £10 million offer from Sheffield United for Cameron Archer. The emerging Premier League team is keen on acquiring the 21-year-old forward from Villa Park.
There’s speculation that Unai Emery has approved Archer’s departure from the club before the transfer window closes. Leeds United are also vying for his signature.
The young talent signed a new five-year deal with Villa Park in the previous year. However, his playing time under the Spanish coach has been limited to just seven minutes.
During his loan spell with Middlesbrough in January, he impressively scored 11 goals and provided six assists in 20 matches in the Championship [SofaScore], under the guidance of Michael Carrick.
In the latter part of the 2021-22 season, he spent time on loan at Preston, netting seven goals in 20 Championship appearances.
In his senior career with Aston Villa, Archer has made 13 appearances, finding the back of the net four times.
The England U21 international has already proven his ability at Championship level, and Sheffield United are banking on him to emulate his goal scoring prowess in the Premier League. Although they have had their first bid rejected, they will continue to negotiate with Villa this week.