Aston Villa and Chelsea have been credited with an interest in free agent Wayne Hennessey, according to The Daily Mail.
The Lowdown: Villa a goalkeeper short
Villa only have two senior goalkeepers on the books after Tom Heaton left the club. Heaton has since joined Manchester United, so Dean Smith may have only Jed Steer as backup to Emiliano Martinez, with Lovre Kalinic also likely to depart.
Villa’s current transfer priority is a number 10, but it seems as if they are also keeping an eye on bolstering their options at the very back.
Should Villa sign a goalkeeper this summer?
No, Steer is fine!
The Latest: Simon Jones’ claim
Simon Jones, described as The Daily Mail’s insider, posted the news on Tuesday afternoon. He claimed that both Villa and the Blues, along with Burnley, are keen on the Wales international after his deal with Crystal Palace expired.
The Verdict: A smart option
His Selhurst Park deal was worth £40,000 per week and Wales ‘keeper Danny Ward recently described Hennessey’s support as ‘incredible’ in and around the camp. If he is willing to serve as backup to Martinez, signing Hennessey could be a shrewd move by Aston Villa.
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