Wanderers are looking into creating a chaperoned house for the young players who join the club – a move which Aston Villa’s loan manager and former Chairboys favourite Tommy Mooney believes would help attract top talent to Adams Park.

Wycombe are looking into the prospect of having a property which would house a number of young players and be chaperoned by someone who could ensure they would be looked after.

The majority of youngsters at top clubs live with either their family or other adults well into their late teens and on many occasions beyond.

It means a loan move is often their first time living on their own or away from a familiar environment; something Blues chairman Andrew Howard has acknowledged.

Howard said: “We’re trying to look at putting some sort of property together where all of the young lads can live with a chaperone. Big clubs would then loan us players because we have an environment that’s safe for their kids.

“When you look at Alfie Mawson he was just this quiet kid when he turned up and he’s absolutely brilliant. And when Fred Onyedinma came to us it was the first time he had left home.

“I think there’s a responsibility for loan clubs to look after these young players and I think people forget that sometimes. You have to look at it like ‘would you treat your kid like that?”.

Aston Villa have one of the best academies in the country and won the under-19 equivalent to the Champions League, the NextGen Series, in 2013.

Former Wycombe fans’ favourite Mooney has been the loan manager at Villa since December, having previously been Under-16s boss and also worked with the strikers up to U21 level.

When asked if Wanderers’ proposal would help the Blues attract high-quality loan players, Mooney replied: “Yes. With young players we have a duty of care as a football club. In previous years it would have been a phone call to the Under-21 manager. Is he ready? Yes. Right well off he goes and the parent club don’t see him again until he comes back from his six-month or season-long loan.

“Now part of my role is that their welfare is looked after and if that is the case [at Wycombe] then I would like to speak to a couple of members of staff or the board about what they would do with loan players.

“Hopefully they will get promoted and they may want a player of ours for next season, so it is something I want to look into. I’m heading to the game this weekend so I will look into that.”

Mooney scored 32 goals in 101 appearances during his two years at Adams Park.

The 43-year-old lived in Solihull during his time with The Chairboys and only trained three days a week due to his age, but stressed it is important young players live locally to their loan club and train every day.

Mooney said: “Wycombe Wanders are a forward-thinking club, as are Aston Villa, and they are not clubs who rest on their laurels. Clubs who say ‘okay this is what we are so we will stay like this’ are the ones who get swallowed up and I don’t think Wycombe are like that.

“Certainly if that [the house for young players] is their plan I’d suggest it would put them at the forefront of so-called bigger clubs who want to loan out their players because it [the loanees' welfare] is an issue.

“We look after them here with their host families until they are 21 so suddenly they are going out on loan into league football and being asked to do things like make their own dinner – which sounds trivial to the normal man in the street but to a young footballer it is different.”