However, it is likely to be the Premier League side who are ahead at the moment, as Genk want €10 million, which has seen Galatasaray try to strike a loan deal with an obligation to buy – while Villa should be able to pay that sum outright.
Samatta scored an impressive 32 goals and assisted six times in 48 starts and 3 substitute appearances in all competitions last season.
The 26-year-old Tanzania international had an even better record in front of goal than Wesley, who recently moved to Villa Park from Jupiler Pro League side Club Brugge, as the Brazilian mustered 17 goals and 10 assists from 46 starts and two substitute appearances in all competitions.
Every club in world football wants to have a potent goalscorer on their side and Aston Villa are no different.
The Villans are entering a league with some of the best strikers in the world, but they need to find someone who can bang them in while being a bit cheaper.
At €10 million, Samatta is reasonably priced and was clinical last season, so while there is no guarantee he could replicate that in England, it is worth buying him in the hope he will still be able to translate some of that in a Villa shirt.
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