Aston Villa could bring back striker this summer in surprise move

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Aston Villa could re-sign Cameron Archer this summer from Sheffield United, as per a report by BirminghamLive.

The striker will head back to Villa Park at the end of this season if the Blades are relegated from the Premier League. They are currently sat in the relegation zone under boss Chris Wilder along with Burnley and Luton Town.

Archer, 22, was given the green light to move to Bramall Lane on a permanent deal last summer. However, there is a clause in his contract to return to the Midlands should the South Yorkshire outfit go down to the Championship.

The former England youth international rose up through the academy ranks at Aston Villa and went on to play 14 games for their first-team, chipping in with four goals.

He also had loan spells away in the second tier at Preston North End and Middlesbrough to get some experience under his belt and boost his development. The attacker also had a non-league stint at Solihull Moors as a teenager.

Archer has scored four times for Sheffield United in this campaign but his long-term future there is up in the air at this moment in time as they fight for survival. They won 3-1 away at Luton this weekend but remain seven points from safety.

The Walsall-born man would give Aston Villa more competition and depth up top next season if he did link back up with Unai Emery's side. He could push Ollie Watkins for a starting position in attack.

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