As The Sun suggests, a move for Davis to Chris Hughton’s side “…would cap an remarkable journey from non-league football for the 6ft 3in youngster (i.e. some quality editing there).”
To honour Davis – since he is clearly leaving to join the Seagulls [cough, cough] – we’re going to bring you the “Top 10 reasons why Keinan Davis will complete a transfer to Brighton.”
1. A part of the transfer “package” reported by The Sun includes an American Express “Black” Card that the 19-year-old never has to pay back.
2. The striker feels that the likes Arsenal, Everton, and Manchester United are just not good enough.
3. He is a big fan of the hit series Broadchurch and hopes to moonlight as a detective solving coastal murders.
4. Davis is frustrated with manager Steve Bruce’s focus on eye-catching football and prefers Chris Hughton’s emphasis on “…substance over style.”
5. He believes that the Second City Derby perils in comparison to when Brighton and Crystal Palace face off.
6. Being a popular seaside resort, Brighton has many attractions – not the least of which is Cliff Beach.
7. Keinan Davis has always wanted to get his plaque on Brighton’s Walk of Fame.
8. Dr. Tony Xia and Steve Bruce are both like, really smart stable geniuses.
Can really imagine Dr. Xia and Steve Bruce having a phone call and confirming they’d love to sell our best youth talent who’s broke into the first team and solidified a place for himself, for a mere £3m. Makes so much sense. Fucking shit rag paper. #AVFC— The Holte (@TheHolteTweets) January 9, 2018
9. The Sun has always been a bastion of truth.
10. Who doesn’t love seagulls?
As reported by the Birmingham Mail, in a recent press conference Steve Bruce said the following:
“What I don’t want to do is sell anybody who is a value to us right now.”
That quote right there just about puts this one to bed. Davis’ four goals and three assists this season earned him a new contract that runs through June of 2020.
The 19-year-old has already appeared 23 times in all competitions this season. With Jonathan Kodjia seemingly out indefinitely with another serious ankle injury, Keinan Davis will continue to consistently feature for Aston Villa.
Whilst Brighton’s squad could probably also do with more attacking options up top, this purported transfer would likely be – and this is being generous – a lateral move for Keinan Davis.
Practical assessment aside, this rumour is almost certainly utter nonsense. Even if Brighton do actually table a £3million bid for Davis, surely this would be the board’s response:
All supporters should look forward to watching Keinan Davis’ development at Aston Villa!