Aston Villa and West Ham United have been linked with a move for Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino in recent months.
Both clubs reportedly made offers for the 29-year-old prior to the New Year, however, the Uruguay international remained with the Italian giants past the recent winter deadline.
A report from the reliable Calciomercato has now claimed that Inter have placed Vecino on the transfer market ahead of the summer window.
Should Villa go after Vecino in the summer?
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At £6.8m, a deal for Vecino could prove to be a shrewd piece of business. He’s capable of playing as a defensive or an attacking midfielder, however, his primary position is a central midfielder.
Jack Grealish is the only permanent Villa player who earns more than £80,000-a-week in the Midlands, and you’d expect Vecino would want a similar pay packet to the one he’s currently picking up abroad.
Only time will tell if Villa will reignite their interest with a summer bid, but with Vecino in the shop window with a reduced tag, that could appeal to Dean Smith, despite Morgan Sanson’s arrival back in January.
In other news: Purslow keen to complete club-record deal for 27 y/o this summer, find out more here.
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