Aston Villa have been backed to sign Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe by Football Insider pundit Paddy Kenny.
And plenty of Villa supporters have been giving their thoughts on a possible move on social media.
According to Football Insider, Villa have been handed a huge boost in their attempts to sign the 23-year-old.
Talks between the two clubs have taken place, with United willing to listen to offers for Tuanzebe, should they land a replacement this summer.
Kenny was talking to Football Insider following the update and believes Dean Smith’s side has the ‘edge’ following the defender’s Villa Park loan stint, describing it as ‘brilliant news’.
Tuanzebe helped Villa return to the Premier League back in the 2018/19 campaign, making 35 appearances in the Midlands.
Would Tuanzebe be a good signing for Aston Villa?
Villa fans react
This is what these Villa fans had to say in reply, with many excited at the possibility of a deal.
“Would love this signing, strengthens the squad depth which we lacked a little last season, would be yet another player who can push others for a first team spot and get even better.”
“Definitely was a good player for us and will only get better”
“1000% get him back in… Top young talent. Would push Mings and Konsa + would be an incredible insurance policy. We could even go 5 at the back and allow Targett/Cash to bomb forward — gives us formational flexibility if Deano’s ever feeling brave. Like Hause but Tuanzebe >>”
“I’d have gone back in a heartbeat, young so fits the DS model. Would he get in above Konsa or Mings?? Definitely an upgrade on Engels but expect would be £10m+ for a squad player.”
“Yes definitely a good addition to the squad better than Hause”
“This feels like something that will happen as soon as United sign a CB (Varane).”
In other news: Emile Smith Rowe update emerges, Villa’s patience could be about to pay off, find out more here.
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