FLEET-FOOTED young striker Charlie Lutz has set his sights on an England call-up next season after securing a new contract at Aston Villa.

The 14-year-old, from Northwick, Worcester, has been retained for two more years by Villa who gained promotion to the Premier League after winning the Championship play-off final.

His new contract comes after hitting the net 22 times to finish the season as the under 14s’ top goal-scorer.

The Bishop Perowne College pupil has also bagged a boot deal with Adidas.

But his father Steve Lutz said Charlie still had one more goal he was determined to achieve.

“He wanted to get himself a boot deal, get 20 goals and get an England call-up,” Lutz said.

“He got two out of the three so he has not done too badly!

“As he is now going to be playing with the under 15s there is that opportunity (of England selection).

“If you are the cut above everyone else you will get that chance.

“That is the only thing he wants to focus on for the new season.

“The coaches that signed him on a two-year contract want to push him to play for the under 16s so they obviously see potential in him.

“But potential is one thing, doing it is another.

“I believe in him but you have got to keep their feet on the ground.”

Lutz is aware of the “brutal” nature of the sport having been part of Villa’s youth set-up before carving out a career in non-league football with Worcester City and Evesham United.

However, the ex-midfielder has praised Charlie for showing “dedication and determination” to balance his school studies and his football.

“Last season he trained on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday,” Lutz said.

“It is about making sure their education doesn’t suffer and they are able to cope with both.

“His grades are really good.

“He obviously stands out in PE but he is good at art, poetry and English. He is pretty much an all-rounder.”

Lutz said Charlie’s speed helped set him apart from the rest of his team-mates.

“This season he played left wing, right wing and finished off up front where he scored 22 goals which was 12 more than anyone else in the team,” Lutz said.

“They see him as a striker next year but who knows? They try to get them to understand football and gain awareness of where they need to be by playing them in different positions.

“He is both footed and really quick.

“They do sprint tests at Villa and apparently he is quicker than the under 16s at the moment.”

Charlie has been on Villa’s books since the age of eight but Lutz says his son is entering a “crucial” couple of years.

“He has got another two-year contract which will take him to the end of school and then the aim would be to get a scholarship,” Lutz said.

“That is when they can potentially earn money and who knows where they can go from there?

“It is going to be two years of hard graft. Eight or nine of his friends were released from his age group so it is getting to that stage where they do get a little bit more brutal when it comes to retaining and releasing players.

“One good thing that did happen was when he scored a hat-trick and assisted in an in-house game between the under 14s and 15s.

“(Villa manager) Dean Smith was watching it and was apparently asking about him so you never know.”