Samp look at Villa starlet
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 19-year-old is currently undergoing a trial at the Serie A new boys according to reports in Italy and if he impresses he could make the switch to the Luigi Ferraris.
Sampdoria want to take the England Under-20 defender on loan for the season as they prepare for life back in the top flight
Ridgewell is highly-rated within the corridors of Villa Park and he made his first-team debut last season in the FA Cup defeat to Blackburn.
Villa are willing to let him go out on loan in a bid to gain valuable first-team experience and the prospect of playing in Italy is sure to be an interesting offer for Ridgewell.
Villa have admitted they are surprised at the reports emanating from Italy as the player is currently training with them in preparation for the new Premiership season.