Newcastle United have been linked with a big-money move for Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings.
The Lowdown: Mings’ future in doubt
However, despite being a regular and seemingly at the top of his game, his Villa Park future is apparently up in the air.
Mings was name-checked as one of eight players who could leave ahead of Gerrard’s first full season in charge, and it looks as if a Premier League rival are now exploring a move.
The Latest: Newcastle interest
According to The Mirror, Mings is a £35m summer target for Newcastle, with Eddie Howe the man to sign the defender for Bournemouth back in 2015.
The report adds that Gerrard could be persuaded to green-light a big-money sale, providing he can bring in Joe Gomez from Liverpool, in what would be the Villans’ third-biggest sale ever after Jack Grealish and Christian Benteke.
Would you sell Mings this summer?
Yes, get him gone!
No, keep him!
The Verdict: Another needed?
Should Mings depart and Gomez arrive, Villa would still have four senior centre-backs on the books. Gomez could join Calum Chambers, Kortney Hause and Ezri Konsa at Villa Park, however, the latter of the trio is out injured for four months with a knee problem.
Therefore, it could make sense to bring in another centre-back over the coming months ahead of Gerrard’s first full season in what could be a busy summer with NSWE willing to spend over £150m.
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