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Aston Villa nab Southampton youth duo

Two players go from one great academy to another.

Ben Hoskins

Aston Villa have signed contracts with a promising young duo out of Southampton's academy. Isaac Nehemie actually came to terms with Villa in April, but finalised the contract in the past few days:

The left-sided 18-year-old player seems to have mostly been played in the midfield and defense in his time at Southampton, and arrived at that club by way of the Spearsholt College football side. 

Tom Leggett is a defender who has captained the Southampton U18 side on a few occassions. The two players have regularly paired up in the Saints' back line in the past year. 

Southampton's academy is considered to be one of the best in the Premier League, as is that of Aston Villa. The Saints have sent such players as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gareth Bale, Luke Shaw, and Adam Lallana through their system. 

Hopefully we'll be hearing from this pair soon, though it's always tough to tell when products from the academy might break their way into the senior club. And while it's fun to hear about these youth signings, it'd be great to get some news about senior players some time soon.