Easah Suliman is currently on loan at League Two Cheltenham Town.
The talented defender was a focal part of our U21 side throughout the 2015/16 season.
His first senior involvement came when he was on the bench for Villa’s Capital One Cup meeting with Notts County in August 2015.
The defender also scooped two nationally recognised awards – the Young Player gong at the Asian Football Awards in November 2015 as well as the Youth Sport Trust Young Sports Person of the year award at the Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSA) in February 2016
Suliman signed a two-year professional contract with Villa in January 2015 – and his development to date has been impressive.
He linked up with Cheltenham to gain regular first team experience in August 2016 until the New Year.
A versatile defender, Suliman can operate either at centre-back or left-back - and he can also play in centre midfield if required.
The 18-year-old from Moseley in Birmingham, has been with Villa since the age of eight and has captained England at U17 level.
He played for England at the 2015 U17 World Cup - becoming the first player with Pakistani heritage to captain a Three Lions side.
During the 2013/14 campaign, he represented Villa in both the Barclays U18 Premier League and the FA Youth Cup.