Doncaster Rovers sign former Real Madrid junior Niall Mason on loan from Aston Villa

Niall Mason
Niall Mason

Doncaster Rovers have signed versatile Aston Villa teenager Niall Mason on loan until January.

The 19-year-old can operate at centre back or as a defensive midfielder and he also has experience of playing in more attacking positions.

Niall Mason, pictured during his time at Southampton.

Niall Mason, pictured during his time at Southampton.

Mason was snapped up by Real Madrid’s academy at the age of just seven.

He joined Blackburn Rovers’ academy after his family moved back to the UK from Spain before joining Southampton.

After deciding to leave the Saints, Mason signed for Villa last year. He is yet to make a senior appearance in English football.

Rovers also confirmed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Jordan Houghton on loan earlier today.