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Aston Villa: Villans turn attention to Jean-Kevin Augustin

Aston Villa: Villans turn attention to Jean-Kevin Augustin

Aston Villa have made an approach for RB Leipzig attacker Jean-Kevin Augustin, according to Football Insider.

The report suggests that he is seen as an alternative to Neal Maupay – who recently signed for Brighton & Hove Albion having previously been linked to Aston Villa, as reported by 90min.

Augustin is available having slipped down the pecking order at Leipzig, with Timo Werner and Yussuf Poulsen ahead of him.

A deal for the Frenchman would reportedly cost less than the £20m Brighton paid for Maupay, but would still be over £10m.

Augustin started four Bundesliga matches for Leipzig last season, coming off the bench 13 times, scoring three goals, as per WhoScored.

The Frenchman averaged 0.5 key passes, 0.5 dribbles per game and was fouled 0.9 times on average.

In comparison, Maupay started 43 games for Brentford last season, scoring 25 goals and assisting eight times, he also made 1.3 key passes and 0.7 dribbles, while being fouled 1.6 times per game.

This highlights that Maupay was a lot more effective for his club side last season, though with Wesley having joined Villa, there will have been a chance he would have had to come off the bench – something he won’t be used to following his integral role in Brentford’s side in 2018/19.

Maupay would have been the better signing of the two, but it is uncertain whether the signing would have been completely necessary following Wesley’s arrival.

If Augustin does come in then he could be a useful asset to bring off the bench and make an impact towards the end of games, while costing less than his fellow Frenchman.

Aston Villa fans, is Augustin a good alternative to Maupay? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!

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