The German Press have reported that both VFL Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen are after Villa’s out-of-favour centre half, Curtis Davies, with the former £10m man being available for as little as £2.5m.
However, with a price tag that low, they may have to face competition from Leicester where the ex-West Brom and Luton man is on loan to at the minute.
Both sides are struggling near the wrong end of the Bundesliga, with Steve McClaren having always been a fan of Davies and would love to add him to the Wolfsburg defence which has seen young Simon Kjaer struggle at times this season. Meanwhile, Werder Bremen are desperate to improve a defence which is currently averaging over two goals conceded per game in the Bundesliga, with Davies considered by Thomas Schaaf to be the perfect cure as Per Metersacker’s partner.
The biggest problem the two German clubs face in getting the 25-year-old would be the possible reluctance of Davies, like most English players, to leave to play in a foreign country. Especially when there is the possibility of joining Leicester instead.
Despite this, a move to the Bundesliga would be much more beneficial to any potential England hopes that Davies harbours. Which is rather important, mainly because I’m still waiting to pick up on my ‘Davies to play for England’ bet from way back in 2005!
Besides, if Curtis Davies moves to Wolfsburg, it will create a weird completion of a cycle where he started his career in Luton and ends up with their twin town, Wolfsburg.