Aston Villa have joined the race to signal Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij as Unai Emery appears to be like to safe his first signing for the membership.
What’s the information?
That’s in response to FC Inter Information, who declare that Villa have joined the race to signal the Dutch centre-back, becoming a member of the likes of Atletico Madrid and Leicester Metropolis.
His contract is because of expire on the finish of the present season and Inter have but to agree on a brand new take care of the participant, opening up the probabilities of him transferring on in January.
Emery might land the 30-year-old for a discount worth, with Calciomercato claiming a price of simply €5m (£4m) could be sufficient to safe his signature subsequent month.
Dream first signing
Emery has gotten off to a stable begin as Villa supervisor, profitable two of his first three Premier League matches, together with a victory over Manchester United.
Regardless of these early encouraging indicators, there nonetheless stays a couple of points that the Spaniard must type out, primarily defensively. The membership have conceded 22 league objectives this season and a transfer for an additional centre-back seems to be a precedence.
De Vrij has loads of expertise on the highest degree, making 231 appearances in Serie A for each Inter and Lazio whereas profitable 59 caps for the Netherlands.
The 30-year-old has been a titan on the coronary heart of the Inter defence this season, profitable 66% of his complete duels, making 2.0 interceptions, 1.0 tackles, and three.0 clearances per sport whereas main the membership to 4 clear sheets within the 12 matches he has featured in.
This defensive acumen may very well be very important for Villa in the course of the second half of the season, with Emery hoping to land a dream first signing within the Dutchman.
Mauricio, his former teammate at Lazio lavished loads of reward on the Dutchman, saying: “Stefan is a good defender and deserves to be at an enormous membership. He’s very tall, he’s robust and quick, he runs lots – he’s a monster!
“He additionally has wonderful approach and is aware of play the ball like few others, and that’s the distinction between him and different gamers. He’s a relaxed defender who by no means will get agitated.”
Excessive reward certainly and Emery must be maintaining an in depth eye on his state of affairs as January approaches, with the possibility to seal a discount £4m swoop for the defender far too good to show down.