Aston Villa: Villans working on Ibrahima Bamba transfer
Aston Villa have reportedly opened discussions over a potential move for Vitoria S.C. defender Ibrahima Bamba.
The Lowdown: Bamba profiled
Bamba is just 20 years of age and has made 26 of his 33 first-team appearances for Vitoria this season. The Italian has mainly turned out as a centre-back but can also feature as a holding midfielder if required.
He has established himself as a regular this season, picking up ten yellow cards in the process, and is under contract until 2026, but it looks as if a move to Villa Park could be on the cards.
The Latest: Transfer update
The Times shared a story in the last 48 hours regarding Bamba, claiming that Villa have opened discussions over a summer transfer.
They describe Bamba as one of Vitoria’s most talented players and say that he has caught the attention of a number of Premier League sides.
The Verdict: NSWE key?
Aston Villa’s owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens are set to purchase a 46% stake in Vitoria, so they could be crucial in regards to a transfer materialising over the coming months.
Bamba appears to be a potential star in the making and has already cemented himself at senior level in Portugal. His versatility could come in handy under Unai Emery, and with the connection between the two clubs in place, Bamba could be the first to make a move between the two clubs.