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Aston Villa eyeing transfer for Stefan de Vrij

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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 keeping with 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 cope with the participant, opening up the possibilities of him transferring on in January.

Emery might land the 30-year-old for a discount value, with Calciomercato claiming a price of simply €5m (£4m) can be sufficient to safe his signature subsequent month.

Dream first signing

Emery has gotten off to a strong begin as Villa supervisor, successful 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 number of points that the Spaniard must kind 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 successful 59 caps for the Netherlands.

The 30-year-old has been a titan on the coronary heart of the Inter defence this season, successful 66% of his whole 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 throughout 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 superb defender and deserves to be at an enormous membership. He’s very tall, he’s robust and quick, he runs so much – he’s a monster!

“He additionally has wonderful approach and is aware of find out how to 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 needs to be maintaining an in depth eye on his scenario as January approaches, with the possibility to seal a discount £4m swoop for the defender far too good to show down.

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