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Aston Villa make Sacha Boey approach

Aston Villa make Sacha Boey approach - Aston Villa News

Aston Villa have reportedly made an approach to sign Galatasaray right-back Sacha Boey this summer.

The Lowdown: Busy summer

NSWE were ready to back Unai Emery in January with a ‘huge’ transfer budget, however, it turned out to be a relatively quiet winter window at Villa Park. The club made two additions to Emery’s squad in left-back Alex Moreno and teenage forward Jhon Duran.

It could be a lot busier in the summer, though, with Christian Purslow expecting an ‘extremely busy summer’ ahead of Emery’s first full season in charge.

A number of players have already been linked with a move to the Midlands and a new striker ‘to partner Ollie Watkins is at the top of Villa’s shopping list this summer’, however, it looks as if another full-back could also be on the agenda, especially following links to Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney.

The Latest: Boey interest

Sports Witness relayed an update from Turkish outlet Takvim regarding Villa and Boey in the last 48 hours. They claimed that the right-back has been approached by Villa, with Boey also attracting interest from Crystal Palace and previously Sporting Lisbon and Lyon.

The 22-year-old has become a fan favourite at Galatasaray and is regarded as an ‘indispensable’ by manager Okan Buruk, who will have the final say on the player’s future.

The Verdict: One to watch?

Bringing in a new right-back to rival Matty Cash next season could be a wise move by Emery, especially as second-choice Ashley Young is now 37 years of age and is out of contract in the Midlands at the end of June.

Boey, like Young, can also provide cover at left-back if needed and appears to be at the top of his game with a career-high €11m Transfermarkt valuation.

Sponsored by Adidas, Boey has been hailed as a ‘talented‘ player by journalist Zach Lowy and has made 41 appearances for his current employers.

As per WhoScored, Boey has also been Galatasaray’s second-best performer this season behind experienced forward Mauro Icardi, averaging a match rating of 7.25/10, a better score than any Villa player in the Premier League. He leads the way for tackles made and also ranks highly for interceptions and clearances per 90, with all three of those statistics greater than Cash in recent months.

Therefore, you could argue that a move would prove to be a shrewd one in the summer, and it looks as if it may well be one to keep an eye on.

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