Aston Villa have reportedly expressed an interest in Paris Saint-Germain defender Abdou Diallo.
The Lowdown: Diallo profiled
Diallo, a Senegal international is primarily a centre-back but can also turn out as a left-back and as a holding midfielder.
He previously plied his trade in Germany with Borussia Dortmund and Mainz, with former Mainz sporting director Rouven Schroder describing Diallo as “strong in the air and shrewd in the challenge”.
The Latest: Villa approach
According to French outlet Le Parisien, Villa have expressed an interest over a potential move for Diallo.
The player himself reportedly views a move to the Midlands with ‘good eyes’.
Diallo at Villa Park?
Yes, get him in!
Not too bothered!
The Verdict: Time is ticking
A new centre-back is needed following a serious injury to Diego Carlos, but time is ticking with the transfer deadline fast approaching.
Diallo could well be keen on working under Steven Gerrard due to his lack of game time in France. He’d also provide cover in a number of areas, something that could give him the edge over other Villa centre-back targets.
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