Aston Villa CEO Keith Wyness has laughed off claims that Manchester United had a bid rejected for 19-year-old forward Keinan Davis, who was promoted from the Villains’ youth setup in 2016.
Wyness, like Aston Villa owner Tony Xia, is active on Twitter and uses the social media platform to communicate with fans and get his message out into the open directly, rather than going through channels such as the club website or local media.
He replied to a tweet from an Aston Villa fan account who stated that there was a rumour of Manchester United having had a £5 million offer rejected for Keinan Davis:
Twitter: @villareport Utter rubbish,reporter should apologise (@retsub12)
Then asked if he was rubbishing the fee or the idea that there had been a bid turned down, Wyness made his stance very clear:
Twitter: @JediPingu @villareport Both complete fiction (@retsub12)
Keinan Davis joined Villa from Biggleswade Town, having previously been part of the Stevenage youth academy.
Since moving to Villa in 2016 he has made 16 senior appearances for the club, scoring two times.
He impressed so much upon arrival at the club that he was fast-tracked to the first team, via the under-21 outfit; but skipped playing for the under-18 side altogether, so good was the impression he made upon Villains staff.