Tyrone Mings is a defender for Aston Villa and England, with a real life story of rags to riches in English football.
Tyrone joined Southampton as a kid but suffered rejection when he was released by Saints in 2009 for being 'too small'. He dropped down to Non-League, playing for Yate Town and Chippenham Town while working as a mortgage advisor.
He seriously considered packing football in all together but got his break when Ipswich signed him up for a fee of £10,000 before sealing an £8 million move to Bournemouth and realising his dream of becoming a Premier League player. A serious knee injury restricted his early appearances before a loan switch to Aston Villa in 2019 saw him help the Midlands club to promotion from the Championship.
Tyrone sealed a permanent move to Villa for £26.5 million and was called up to Gareth Southgate's England squad in 2019.
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