Aston Villa have been credited with an interest in Vitoria Guimaraes defender Abdul Mumin, according to The Sun.
The Lowdown: Mumin profiled
Mumin appears to be catching the eye for his displays this term, where has lined out as a centre-back.
Should Villa sign a centre-back this summer?
The Latest: Villa not the only side keen
According to The Sun, Newcastle and Tottenham are also keen on Mumin, while Scottish giants Celtic have also held a previous interest. The report added that anyone wishing to secure his services would need to pay around £15m.
Should a move to Villa Park go through, the report claimed that Mumin could replace Neil Taylor, who is out of contract this summer. The Welshman, who is on £32,000 per week, is thought to be attracting interest from Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City.
The Verdict: A new centre-back required?
In our opinion, exploring the idea of signing a new centre-back this summer could be a smart move. Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa have been virtual ever-presents under Dean Smith this year, with the likes of Kortney Hause and Bjorn Engels barely (if even) getting a look-in.
Reports have suggested recently that Engels will be moved on in the summer, and should that come to fruition, bringing in a fourth centre-back may prove crucial for the 2021/22 season in terms of squad depth.
Mumin may well be that man, but it seems as if the club will need to beat numerous teams in the race for his signature.
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