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Aston Villa might signal “monster” Konsa companion after Barkley transfer


Aston Villa will wish to strike while the iron is scorching with regards to incomings by means of the door, figuring out that their newly attained standing as a Champions League membership will make the outfit an much more engaging proposition to hitch.

Unai Emery‘s fame as a profitable supervisor away from Villa – and with the Villans now – will even make many a expertise keen to hitch the West Midlands membership forward of their upcoming European journey, with Ross Barkley only one title tipped to drag on a claret and blue jersey forward of subsequent season already.

Increasingly names will likely be churned out from the hearsay mill because the drama of the low season intensifies, together with one defender probably leaving Italy behind for a brand new problem within the Premier League with Emery’s males.

Villa taking a look at Serie A star

A current report from FC Inter Information has linked the new-found Champions League titans with a transfer for Dutch defender Denzel Dumfries, who might now need out of Inter Milan with the Serie A marketing campaign over and accomplished with.

Denzel Dumfries for Inter Milan

Dumfries has helped Simeone Inzaghi’s facet romp house to the division title this season, beating their bitter rivals AC Milan to the Scudetto convincingly, with the Dutchman choosing up 4 targets and 6 assists from 35 video games as an expansive and thrilling full-back.

How Dumfries compares to Matty Money

Rock stable in his defensive duties with 15 clear sheets tallied up, the 28-year-old may very well be eager to check himself within the Premier League now having picked up varied accolades throughout a profitable spell sporting the blue and black of Inter.

Dumfries will not be part of the Villa ranks on an inexpensive deal, nevertheless, with a hefty £26m price-tag put above his head by his present employers, however it may very well be a deal value pursuing if Emery desires to enhance and bolster within the right-back spot away from Matty Money.

Dumfries vs Money – FBRef stats over final yr

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Bettering Money in lots of key features of their respective attacking video games as forward-thinking full-backs, as may be seen above, alongside tasting Champions League soccer already this season with Inter so as to add extra nous and expertise to the Villa troops, Emery might lastly have a settled right-back if Dumfries enters by means of the door.

This may permit for Ezri Konsa to additionally stick it out in his extra acquainted centre-back spot over a full season as an alternative of getting to fill in at right-back, which the England worldwide needed to do at factors final season with Money out and in of the XI.


Konsa and Dumfries as a partnership

Konsa and Dumfries might kind an intimidating duo on the again for Emery’s facet subsequent season, with the 26-year-old Villa defender formidable all through the energetic marketing campaign simply gone.

Equally as competent as his potential new Dutch teammate on the ball, with a formidable 92% go accuracy managed per 90 minutes throughout the complete season, the ex-Charlton Athletic man additionally excelled in his courageous defensive duties with 4.8 duels gained on common.

Additionally scoring this distinctive chipped purpose towards Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier within the marketing campaign, when advancing ahead from the again, the 26-year-old will simply pray he can star making the large step-up to the Champions League having lined up within the Europa Convention League just lately.

Dumfries may very well be that little sprinkling of high quality Villa want to regulate unfazed to the elite competitors, due to this fact, having beforehand been described as a “monster” by soccer journalist Alan Rzepa for his bulldozing nature as a full-throttle defender.

Denzel Dumfries

Money might effectively really feel harshly handled, however Emery and Co could be fools to not go after Dumfries, because the membership purpose to rise to even increased ranges on the European stage away from home success.


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