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Aston Villa: Club plotting huge McNeil bid

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Aston Villa will look to sign Burnley winger Dwight McNeil this summer.

That’s according to a report from Football Insider, who have been informed by a Villa source that the club have identified the 21-year-old as a top target.

The report goes on to add that Villa are ‘lining up a huge bid’ – five words that appear to be massive in regards to the club’s plans ahead of the 2021/22 season.

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McNeil, on £47,000-a-week at Turf Moor, still has over three years remaining on his current Clarets deal.

He’s already made over 100 senior appearances for his current employers, scoring and providing an assist in the 3-2 win over Dean Smith’s side back in January.

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Reliable reporter John Percy claimed earlier this month that Villa will look to sign a winger this summer, and it now seems as if McNeil is their main target for that area of the pitch.

In our view, McNeil could prove to be the sort of addition Villa need to take them to the next level.

He may have only been involved in 23 goals in his 102 Burnley appearances, however, he was the 15th-most creative player in the entire league last season after creating 55 big chances.

With plenty of time remaining on his contract and a Transfermarkt valuation of £19.8m, Villa’s ‘huge bid’ they are preparing may have to be a club-record one.

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