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Aston Villa battling to keep hold of England U17 prospect Aaron Ramsey

Aston Villa are battling to keep hold of England U17 international Aaron Ramsey.

The Daily Mail says Villa are fighting to keep highly rated youngster Ramsey amid serious interest from Celtic and Ajax.

Ramsey, who is brother of Jacob who has made nine appearances in midfield for the first team this season, is attracting interest from across Europe amid uncertainty over his future.

The 17-year-old's existing contract expires at the end of the season and rivals are manoeuvring themselves into a position to pounce.

Villa are thought to be keen to offer the England Under-17 international fresh terms and remain hopeful that the player will extend.

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