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DONE DEAL: Aston Villa sign three academy prospects

Aston Villa have added three new players to the club's Academy.

Aaron O'Reilly, Sil Swinkels and Caolan McBride have all linked up with the Under-18 squad.

All three players have represented their respective countries on the international stage, and Academy Manager Mark Harrison was pleased to bring them to B6.

He said: “We are delighted to welcome Aaron, Sil and Caolan to the club.

“They have all had international experience and we look forward to watching their development at Aston Villa."

O'Reilly, who moves over from St Patrick's Athletic, has won four caps for the Republic of Ireland.

Swinkels joins from Vitesse Arnhem in his native Netherlands, the country he has represented twice at Under-15 level.

And McBride, who has signed from Glentoran, has won two caps for Northern Ireland, featuring in their UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification campaign.

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