Aston Villa have a significant roster of players that have made their way through the club’s youth ranks and become important figures for the Villans.

One recent example of this is Jacob Ramsey, who, at the age of 21, has made 71 senior appearances for the Midlands club, scoring seven goals and providing three assists in the process.

Prior to that, the midfielder racked up 65 appearances for Villa across their U18 and U21 sides, during which he scored 24 goals and supplied 11 assists.

Having started six out of Villa’s seven Premier League games so far this season, this shows how important the Englishman is to Steven Gerrard and the team.

However, looking further down the line, one figure that has also spent time in Villa’s youth ranks that could end up being the club’s next version of Ramsey is his younger brother Aaron.

In 53 appearances for the club’s U18 and U21 sides, the 19-year-old has found the net 24 times and supplied 13 assists, highlighting the attacking similarities he has with his older brother.

Now on loan with Norwich City, Ramsey currently has the highest average of key passes per game (1.5) in the Championship at the club, which mirrors his brother’s efforts for Villa as he has the highest average of key passes per game at the club (1.1).

Lauded by current Norwich and former Villa manager Dean Smith as a “clever” player who “understands the game”, Ramsey has certainly shown in his early weeks with the Canaries that he has what it takes to one day follow in his brother’s footsteps and become an important senior player for his parent club.

With all of that in mind, if the teenager continues his impressive start to the season with Norwich, he should definitely be in Gerrard’s plans to integrate him into the first team at Villa Park next season.