Aston Villa has become one of the top cheerleaders in the Premier League summer transfer market. In addition to losing Jack Grealish, the villains closed the incorporations of Emiliano Buendía, Leon Bailey, Ashley Young and Danny Ings to strengthen their squad thinking of fighting for qualification for European competitions in the 2022/23 season.
Other names that stand out in Villa Park are James Ward-Prowse and Todd Cantwell, with whom they have been negotiating for the past few hours. But, according to the information that reached Fichajes.net, the team is targeting one of FC Barcelona’s rejects to reinforce its central defense, where it needs another piece for the caster. we are talking about Clement Lenglet.
Lenglet, Aston Villa’s new goal
The Frenchman does not enter Ronald Koeman’s plans for next season, which makes him one of the names of the Blaugrana club. The Dutch coach would have even asked for the arrival of another left-handed centre-back if his departure was confirmed.
Aston Villa sees it as an interesting option to reinforce the rotation of its rear, as it only has Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa as first-level departure centers. Clement Lenglet is a profile that Dean Smith likes a lot, who wants to propose a more associative style of play with the arrival of new signings. And they would use the money they would receive from Grealish to pay for the operation.
The only problem is that the Frenchman would not be interested in playing for a team that does not play in European competitions, but the possibility of improving his contract and having more continuity in an interesting project could convince him. Negotiations will start in the next few days.