Aston Villa will be desperate to push for promotion in the current campaign under Dean Smith, with a successful January transfer window being vital.
The Villains will want to forget about that start they made while Steve Bruce was at the helm, with the opportunity to progress and develop under new management. And, it appears as if the Midlands club are eyeing a potential addition, as according to Football Insider, Aston Villa are tracking the progress of Matt Penney.
Aston Villa are tracking Sheffield Wednesday defender Matt Penney.
Indeed, the Midlands club have set their sights on the rising star after he impressed officials from the club in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over the Midlands giants at Villa Park last month.
Although, it’s understood that Premier League sides Bournemouth and Brighton and Hove Albion have also sent scouts to watch the impressive youngster.
Matt Penney has established himself as one of the rising stars in the Championship and a hot topic in English football, with a number of teams all keeping tabs.
The Villains could do with bringing in a versatile player that has the ability to play in defence or midfield, as Alan Hutton is getting on with age.
So, the Sheffield Wednesday man could become Dean Smith’s first potential signing as Aston Villa boss, with a swoop for the Englishman inevitable in January.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!