AS Roma have made a bid for Aston Villa winger Anwar El-Ghazi, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Villa wanted to keep El Ghazi
Reports back in May suggested that Villa had made a transfer U-turn and would look to keep El Ghazi beyond the summer following Trezeguet’s injury.
However, it appears as if Villa many now made a second transfer U-turn on the £38,000-a-week Dutchman.
Should Villa sell El Ghazi?
Yes, no longer needed!
No, keep him!
The Latest: Source shares update
According to Football Insider, who were informed by a Villa source, Dean Smith is now ready to listen to offers for El Ghazi, with the report suggesting that Villa are closing in on multiple wide additions.
It is believed that a fee in excess of £10m will be required to sign El Ghazi, with Jose Mourinho thought to be a major admirer of the Villa man.
The Verdict: Incomings key
As long as Villa can get their multiple wide additions over the line, with the latest report believing the club are closing in on their targets, then selling El Ghazi may not be too big of a blow.
Smith would have Jack Grealish, Emiliano Buendia, Bertrand Traore and possibly two more who could play out wide against Watford on August 14th, with Trezeguet set tobe sidelined for a prolonged period of time.
However, if Villa move on El Ghazi and fail to bring in any more wide additions, it could turn out to be a costly call.
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