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Villa swoop for Watford starlet Forrester

Aston Villa have swooped for England youth international Harry Forrester.

Attacking midfielder Forrester has spent the last five years with Watford, where he had turned down a two-year scholarship. Villa will have to pay compensation.

Villa academy chief Bryan Jones told the Birmingham Mail: "I first saw him playing for England when I had gone to watch one of our own players.

"You monitor things just on the off-chance a player ever becomes available.

"A week ago we learned he had turned Watford down and we were given permission to speak terms. He liked what he saw here and agreed a deal. But, as always, there is such a long way to go with a player of this age."

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