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Everton identify 21-yr-old PL player as a priority target, Aston Villa keen as well

Burnley winger Dwight McNeil has repeatedly been linked with a move away from Turf Moor this summer. According to Football Insider, Everton are pushing to sign the highly talented winger, but they face strong competition from Aston Villa. McNeil has been outstanding for Burnley over the past year, and it is no surprise that his performances have caught the attention of other Premier League clubs. Everton need more depth in wide areas, and the Burnley star would be a superb long term investment. However, they will have to sell before buying any more players due to financial fair play regulations. This could give Villa an edge in the transfer chase. McNeil bagged two goals and five assists in the Premier League last season, and he has a contract with Burnley until 2024. The 21-year-old ...

Everton identify 21-yr-old PL player as a priority target, Aston Villa keen as well

Burnley winger Dwight McNeil has repeatedly been linked with a move away from Turf Moor this summer. According to Football Insider, Everton are pushing to sign the highly talented winger, but they face strong competition from Aston Villa. McNeil has been outstanding for Burnley over the past year, and it is no surprise that his performances have caught the attention of other Premier League clubs. Everton need more depth in wide areas, and the Burnley star would be a superb long term investment. However, they will have to sell before buying any more players due to financial fair play regulations. This could give Villa an edge in the transfer chase. McNeil bagged two goals and five assists in the Premier League last season, and he has a contract with Burnley until 2024. The 21-year-old ...

1 PL assist since 2019, 2 PL goals since 2020 – Aston Villa must sell £32k-per-week man

Aston Villa have significantly strengthened their attack this summer with the signing of Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City. They are also trying to lure Leon Bailey away from Bayer Leverkusen, so might that spell the end for Trezeguet? The 26-year-old has been a good servant for Villa since his arrival two years ago, but he’s never been a prolific wide man and now has stiff competition for a starting place. Trezeguet joined the Midlands outfit in 2019 from Kasimpasa and has made 63 appearances in all competitions, bagging nine goals with five assists. The £32k-per-week Egyptian international was a regular in his debut season but found playing time harder to come by in 2020/21. Trezeguet has made only one assist in the Premier League since 2019 and has scored only two Premier League goals ...

1 PL assist since 2019, 2 PL goals since 2020 – Aston Villa must sell £32k-per-week man

Aston Villa have significantly strengthened their attack this summer with the signing of Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City. They are also trying to lure Leon Bailey away from Bayer Leverkusen, so might that spell the end for Trezeguet? The 26-year-old has been a good servant for Villa since his arrival two years ago, but he’s never been a prolific wide man and now has stiff competition for a starting place. Trezeguet joined the Midlands outfit in 2019 from Kasimpasa and has made 63 appearances in all competitions, bagging nine goals with five assists. The £32k-per-week Egyptian international was a regular in his debut season but found playing time harder to come by in 2020/21. Trezeguet has made only one assist in the Premier League since 2019 and has scored only two Premier League goals ...

Aston Villa allegedly want 27-cap France international but £50m price-tag makes deal unlikely

Aston Villa are keen to sign Manchester United ace Anthony Martial this summer, according to a report from The Daily Star. However, the Midlands outfit have been put off by United’s £50 million asking price for the 27-capped France international. Dean Smith seems to be intent on making his Villa side a real attacking force next season. The Villans boss has already brought Emiliano Buendia to Villa Park and has also been linked with moves to sign Todd Cantwell and Arnaut Danjuma (The Sun and The Sun print edition, July 20, page 51). Villa are allegedly keen to sign Martial from Man United this summer Aston Villa eyeing Anthony Martial swoop? The United man is on the Villans’ radar, according to the Daily Star. However, the 25-year-old’s £50m price tag is allegedly putting off Vill...

Aston Villa ready to sell 26-year-old with 11 goals last season, asking price revealed

Roma have made an approach to sign Aston Villa winger Anwar El Ghazi, Football Insider reports. The Dutchman was in-and-out of the starting line-up last term, but still finished with an impressive 11 goals across all competitions. It was reported earlier this year that manager Dean Smith had blocked the exit of El Ghazi after Trezeguet suffered a serious knee injury. However, Smith has reportedly changed his stance with the club looking to sign multiple wide players ahead of the new campaign. They have already landed Emiliano Buendia in a record deal and are currently in talks to sign Todd Cantwell and Leon Bailey. Villa are prepared to sanction El Ghazi’s sale for around £10 million. Sportslens view: The 26-year-old benefited from regular playing time during the back end of the ...

Report: Villa have made £25m bid for winger who was in scintillating form last season

Aston Villa have made a £25 million bid to sign Leon Bailey, but it was rejected. The 23-year-old has been targeted by both Villa and Everton this summer. The highly-rated winger is keen to move to the Premier League. According to reports from the Daily Mail, Villa have submitted a formal bid to sign the winger from Bayer Leverkusen. However, the German giants have rejected the move. The report doesn’t share any further details, but it seems Villa need to step up their bid to sign the winger who was in scintillating form last season. The Jamaica international scored 15 goals and provided 11 assists for Leverkusen last season in 40 appearances in all competitions. Bailey would be a superb signing for Villa, and it remains to seen whether Dean Smith’s side come up with another bid in th...

Aston Villa interested in signing three-time La Liga winner, face competition from Milan

Aston Villa are one of three clubs interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Rafinha, Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur claims. The Midlands outfit have made a couple of quality signings in Emiliano Buendia and Ashley Young, and there could be more spending in the coming weeks. They have been fancied to sign a new midfielder for a while, and it is now reported that they are in the running to sign Rafinha from Les Parisiens. AC Milan and Lazio have also been credited with an interest in the 28-year-old, who is available for a fee of around €10 million this summer. Sportslens view: Villa impressed in the top-flight last term, finishing 11th in the standings with 55 points. They were in contention for European football at one point, but their form dropped off after the turn of th...

Emile Smith Rowe signs new contract at Arsenal

Arsenal have handed Emile Smith Rowe a new contract which runs until 2026, as confirmed by the club via their official website. Smith Rowe first came to Arsenal back in 2010 at the age of just ten. He was in the youth ranks for eight years before earning his first senior contract in 2018. His professional debut came in the 2018/19 season, and he began to make an impression not long afterwards. He scored three goals in six appearances in the Carabao Cup and Europa League, although he was still yet to make his Premier League debut. Following reasonably quiet loan spells at RB Leipzig and Huddersfield Town, the youngster was brought back into the picture at the Emirates Stadium under Mikel Arteta in the 2020/21 season. He made 20 league appearances last term, scoring two goals and assisting a...

Aston Villa enter negotiations to sign attacker with 14 goal contributions last season – report

Aston Villa are making progress towards signing Norwich City attacker Todd Cantwell this summer, Football Insider reports. The 23-year-old has entered the final year of his Canaries contract, and he has shown no signs of extending his stay with the club. Hence, he is likely to be sold this summer, and the Villans are reportedly in advanced negotiations with the Canaries to sign him. The Midlands outfit recently broke their transfer record to sign Emiliano Buendia, and they look set to land another player from Carrow Road. Sportslens view: Cantwell was linked with a move to Leeds United last summer, but a deal failed to materialise as they did not meet the £20 million price tag. The attacker struggled during the first half of last season with injuries, but he still had a good campaign ...

Villa Park will erupt if Dean Smith can sign £25m Everton target this summer – SL View

Aston Villa have joined the race to sign Leon Bailey from Bayern Leverkusen this summer, according to the Daily Mail. The 23-year-old is seen as one of the most exciting young attacking talents in Bundesliga, and he would be a cracking signing for Dean Smith’s side. However, Villa could face competition from Everton, with The Athletic recently claiming that Bailey features on their shortlist. The Jamaican international bagged 14 goals and 10 assists in 38 appearances last term and has everything it takes to light Villa Park up. Villa have already signed Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City, but Smith is still looking to add another creative attacking midfielder or winger to his squad. While there have been talks of Manchester City luring Jack Grealish away, Villa insist that t...

Aston Villa could have a scary attack as report claims Dean Smith wants to sign 17-goal ace

Aston Villa want to sign Bournemouth winger Arnaut Danjuma this summer, according to a report from The Sun (print edition, July 20, page 51). The Villans seem to be one of the most ambitious clubs in the Premier League this summer. Dean Smith has already brought Emiliano Buendia and Ashley Young to Villa Park. Villa have also been linked with big-money moves for Tammy Abraham (Birmingham Mail) and Emile Smith-Rowe (Birmingham Mail). It seems as though the west Midlands outfit are far from finished with their business this summer. Aston Villa are eyeing a move to sign Danjuma this summer Aston Villa chasing Danjuma The Sun claims that the Bournemouth winger is a transfer target for Smith this summer. The Cherries reportedly want around £35 million for the 24-year-old. The Holland ...