Alan Hutton believes that Tyrone Mings has justified his £21m price-tag following his move to Villa Park in the summer.
Mings joined the West Midlands club from Bournemouth in January on an initial loan until the end of the campaign but, after impressing at Villa Park as Dean Smith’s men earned promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs, was purchased permanently in the summer.
The 26-year-old has started all eight of the Villans’ league matches this term, notching one assist, with his recent performances earning him a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s senior England squad in September.
Although Mings was unused in both of England’s matches against Bulgaria and Kosovo last month, he was again called-up for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
The former Ipswich man made his debut for the Three Lions against the latter, impressing during a 6-0 rout in Sofia which was unfortunately overshadowed by sickening racism directed towards himself and some of his teammates.
Speaking to Football Insider, Hutton said that he believes Mings is proving that he is ‘well worth the money’ following his move from the Cherries in the summer, despite the West Midlands club reportedly having to fork out another £250,000 in add-ons due to his recent debut for England, per the Telegraph.
“100 per cent, no problem. I don’t think they’ll have any problems paying it.
“We all knew there was going to be some sort of add-ons and the international scenes, that’s where it happens. The thing that Villa need to look at, if he’s playing for England he’s obviously doing something right.
“He’s went there, done amazing and well worth the call-up and well worth the money, so that’s no problem.”
Tyrone Mings is proving exceptional value for money for Aston Villa. He struggled to make an impact with Bournemouth but has settled into his new surroundings perfectly and continues to justify his qualities in the top-flight – proven by his inclusion in Southgate’s squad.
Now, it is imperative that he retains this level of form to help Villa remain in the Premier League and, on a more personal level, keep his spot in the England set-up.
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