Mings is certainly a capable player for the Championship, as Griffin said, he had a lot of potential but unfortunately he hasn't been able to realise it at Bournemouth due to a mix of injuries and what not. Hopefully he can rejuvenate his career with Villa.
Just Who Is Jacob Bedeau? From a Manager’s Point Of View
Bedeau when playing for Bury
Arsene Wenger has given a fair few players a chance this season with the likes of Jacob Bedeau, Rushian Hepburn-Murphy, Harry McKirdy and Callum O’Hare.
Today we are going to focus on the 6’1 English centre back Jacob Bedeau, who to all intense and purposes was an unknown at the start of the season but still an unknown to any fans that do not wear the claret and blue of Villa.
Bedeau started his career at Leyton Orient but was quickly snapped up by Bury after impressing in the Orient youth team. In 2017 Bedeau made his professional debut for Bury and it was caretaker manager Chris Brass who put the then 16-year-old into the central defensive position in the League One tie against Millwall where Bury lost 3-2. Bedeau then appeared on the bench several times before Aston Villa picked up the youngster on the 31st January 2017 on a two-and-a-half-year deal for a fee believed to be around £900,000.
Jacob Bedeau then spent a season and a half plying his trade in the under 23’s before Arsene Wenger came into the club and saw potential.
I noticed Jacob as soon as I watched the youth team train. There were several players I was watching and did not even expect to watch Jacob, but I went up to Sean Kimberley (head of youth development) and asked who he was and then I immediately asked for him to join Rushian and Callum in coming to train with the first team squad. I did not expect to start him but there are not many players that can keep Tammy Abraham quiet. Yes, it was a training match but let me tell you that Tammy must score in training and he was really annoyed but ultimately impressed that Jacob had kept him quiet. When Bedeau got his chance in the first team, he has nailed the spot down as his own and I predict an England call up IF we get promoted to the Premier League next season.