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Exclusive: Shrewsbury Town interested in promising Aston Villa youngster

Shrewsbury Town are set to sign talented young Aston Villa midfielder Tommi O'Reilly on loan this season.

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CRAWLEY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Tommi O'Reilly of Aston Villa in action during the Papa John's Trophy between Crawley and Aston Villa U-21 at The People's Pension Stadium on October 18, 2022 in Crawley, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images).

The 20-year-old, who spent five months on loan in Spain last season at Real Union, is versatile, and he can play on the wing, as a number 10 or as a number eight.

He made two appearances in Spain before missing the rest of the campaign after breaking his wrist.

O'Reilly played in all three of Villa's EFL Trophy games scoring in his side's 2-2 draw at Sutton United.