Aston Villa have been linked with a move for Sparta Rotterdam midfielder Abdou Harroui, as reported by TuttoMercatoWeb.
The Lowdown: Harroui profiled
Capable of playing as a central midfielder, defensive midfielder or on the right, he has also made 13 appearances for Netherlands at under-21 level.
He appears to be at the top of his game with his career-high £3.15m Transfermarkt valuation, and it seems as if Villa are keen on his services.
The Latest: Villa links
TuttoMercatoWeb shared a story on Saturday claiming that Harroui is ready to leave Sparta Rotterdam.
The report added that Villa are ‘strong’ on the player, with a significant development possible over the weekend.
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The Verdict: A shrewd signing?
Harroui has plenty of experience and is only just 23 years of age, so a late summer move could be a shrewd piece of business by Villa.
Villa missed out on long-term target James Ward-Prowse from Southampton after he signed a new deal at St Mary’s, so bringing in Harroui instead could be a smart move, both financially and in the long run in regards to the Dutchman’s development.
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