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Aston Villa: Journalist drop Sergio Rico development

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Aston Villa have contacted Paris Saint-Germain over a possible move for goalkeeper Sergio Rico, according to journalist Matteo Moretto.

The Lowdown: Randolph, Olsen links

Villa have already brought in Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Digne this month and seemingly now want to add to their back-up goalkeeping ranks before the window slams shut.

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West Ham’s Darren Randolph and Sheffield United’s Robin Olsen have been two shot-stoppers linked with a move to the Midlands, but Johan Lange is now looking abroad with PSG’s Rico.

The Spaniard is on £41,000-a-week in France and has made just one Ligue 1 appearance this season, so it would make sense for the Parisians to cash in.

The Latest: Moretto’s post

Moretto took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon, claiming Villa have contacted PSG over an initial loan with the option to buy the 28-year-old.

However, Rico wants regular game time, so a move to Mallorca appears to be his preference.

“Sergio Rico’s priority is to play regularly and that is why he prioritizes signing for Mallorca. In the last hours Aston Villa appeared, who contacted PSG offering a loan with an option to buy, but the English team already has Martínez as the owner of the project.”

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The Verdict: Not likely?

A move to Villa Park for Rico doesn’t look promising due to his playing wishes and Emiliano Martinez firmly first choice at Villa Park.

On that basis, it may be wise to go back in for Randolph, who is used to serving as back-up at the London Stadium.

He’ll already know the area well following his stint with Birmingham City and would offer more experience than current back-up Jed Steer.

Villa ware certainly on the chase for a second choice ‘keeper though, so it could be one to track closely.

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