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Gerrard already had his say on a potential loan move for Aston Villa player

Aston Villa player hints at transfer as Gerrard refuses to pick him
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The youthful, talented striker Cameron Archer “won’t be available for a loan” next season, as stated by Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard.

In recent weeks, West Brom have been widely linked with a loan move for Archer, but Gerrard seems to have ruled it out as a possibility. Of course, anything can happen in football.

The 20-year-old attacker is drawing interest from clubs in England’s top two divisions, and that intrigue only intensifies with each visit to a football field.

Archer continued his great play in the postseason by scoring four goals in as many games for the England U21s this month. This came after he had a good second half of the season with Preston North End in the Championship.

There are still rumours that he will move to Albion, but it is becoming more likely that he will return to Villa to compete for a spot on the first team.

Gerrard has previously suggested that a transfer will need to be for a significant sum of money if it is to take place.

Speaking back in April, the Villa boss said: “Ryan [Lowe] phoned me two days ago and asked for him back next season.”

“I told him to tell Peter Ridsdale to get his naughts out if he’s wanting him on a full-time basis!

“I also said that he won’t be available for a loan because the idea of the loan is to give him some experience to get him back in the group and to have a positive pre-season.

“I want more forward options in the number nine position, if you like, so we’ll analyse Cam in pre-season and we’ll make the decision from there. He’s a big, bright prospect here.

“Ryan’s done a good job with him. Preston have given him a really good opportunity to be fair but everyone wants Cam Archer and everyone wants Keinan Davis!”

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