Aston Villa are still in with a chance of securing a play-off spot in the current campaign, with their last two results against Hull City and Ipswich Town helping them climb up the table.
The Villains have gotten the very best out of their summer signings so far this season, as the likes of John McGinn and Tammy Abraham continue to impress at Villa Park.
However, the Midlands club are in desperate need of a full-back at this moment in time, with Neil Taylor struggling and defensive solidity being the Villains’ biggest let-down.
So, it’s vital that Dean Smith goes all out to secure a defender int he remaining days in the January transfer window, with their play-off hopes depending on it.
Interestingly, according to Birmingham Live, Aston Villa are interested in signing Moritz Bauer from Stoke City.
The Austrian international was a spectator during Gary Rowett’s reign at the club, but he managed to turn things around at the bet365 Stadium in recent times as he continues to be a big part of Nathan Jones’ plans.
Aston Villa have had to deal with Neil Taylor’s sloppiness and constant mistakes on the left-hand side this season, so a replacement is desperately needed at this moment in time. Indeed, the one thing that’s currently letting the Midlands club down is the defensive side of their game, which is why signing Bauer would be priceless.
And, Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers also believed to be interested in the defender, so fans would love nothing more than to upset their Midlands rivals by beating them to the punch,
Bauer has experience on the international stage and in the Championship having spent the past year and a bit with Stoke City, along with the ability to have a positive impact in the defensive and final third, with his crossing, tackling and dribbling ability making him a well-rounded defender.