Aston Villa reacted after the son of former Super Eagles right back Jero Shakpoke reacted after signing his first professional contract.
Ruben, 17, joined Aston Villa on a scholarship contract last October from Norwich, but the deal was upgraded to a professional contract.
Ruben Academy manager Mark Harrison told the club’s official website where he said:
“We are delighted that Ruben has signed his first professional contract with us.
“His playing time has been hampered by injury, but once his back is fully in shape, we hope he reaches his potential, which is very clear to see.”
Ruben has a famous father, Jero Shakpoke, who was the Super Eagles’ first-choice right-back in the run-up to the 1998 FIFA World Cup, only for him to be long-term injured against the Netherlands before the tournament started. . in France.
Ruben has made two appearances for Aston Villa in the U18 Premier League, against Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham.