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Aston Villa: Arsenal interested in Ezri Konsa

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Arsenal are interested in signing Aston Villa star Ezri Konsa, with Steven Gerrard happy for the club to listen to offers for the defender, Football Insider report.

The Lowdown: El Ghazi and Sanson updates

Gerrard appears to be making a head start on his summer plans ahead of a first full season in charge at Villa Park. Reports over the last seven days have suggested that both Morgan Sanson and Anwar El Ghazi look set to move on from Bodymoor Heath in the summer.

Sanson made a rare start in the 2-1 defeat to Wolves but appears to be surplus to requirements, while El Ghazi looks set to move on after returning to the Midlands in the summer following his loan spell at Everton.

Konsa may now follow the pair out of the door at Bodymoor Heath, despite being a regular under both Dean Smith and Gerrard.

The Latest: Konsa reveal

Football Insider shared a story on Wednesday morning regarding Konsa after being informed by a recruitment source.

They revealed that Arsenal are in the hunt to sign the 24-year-old, with Gerrard informing Konsa’s agent that he is willing to listen to offers for the centre-back.

Should Villa sell Konsa?

Yes, get him gone!

Yes, get him gone!

No, we need him!

No, we need him!

The Verdict: Shock

Konsa appeared to be a key member of Gerrard’s squad, starting the first 11 Premier League games after he took over and even scoring twice against Leicester back in December, so it would certainly be a shock to see him now sanction an exit for a promising young defender.

He was sent off against Leeds back in February, though, and has featured in just three of the last eight games, perhaps costing himself Gerrard’s trust with that mistake.

Villa only have four senior centre-backs to choose from too, so should Konsa depart, you’d expect that the club will have to be in the market for a new marquee defensive signing, making this news quite surprising.

In other news: ‘I understand…’ – Insider now drops Villa update as Lange makes enquiry to Europa League club. 

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