Fleetwood Town can confirm young defender Josh Feeney has joined Premier League side Aston Villa for a substantial undisclosed fee.
The 16-year-old became one of the hottest young properties outside of the Premier League last season with his incredible development in Town’s Under-18s and Under-23s.
The centre-back featured on the bench for the first team on three occasions at the age of just 15 before receiving international honours with a call-up to England in April.
With a host of club’s watching him, Feeney not only captained the Three Lions but also scored on his debut before Villa made their move this week in a deal which will see Town benefit further should Feeney progress further in his career.
Feeney departs after four years in the club’s academy which he joined at the age of 12 from local grassroots side BJFF.
Everyone at Fleetwood Town would like to wish Josh all the best for the future.