Aston Villa are interested in signing Galatasaray defender Christian Luyindama in the summer, via RTBF Sport, but fellow Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanders are also linked with the player, and it’s hard to imagine Villa being a more attractive proposition for the player if both sides are keen.
Indeed, both clubs are in very different position in the Premier League. After all, Villa are 19th and have a very difficult relegation battle on their hands which sees only eight points separating the bottom six amid suggestions they were close to sacking Dean Smith before the Premier League’s suspension.
Meanwhile, Wolves are currently fighting for European qualification as they sit sixth in the Premier League and are only five points away from the last Champions League spot available. Furthermore, they are also in the Last 16 of the Europa League, with the side drawing 1-1 in their first leg away to Greek side Olympiacos, via Sky Sports.
They have also managed to attract players who were at clubs battling at the top of their domestic leagues when they made the move, similar to Luyindama. Ruben Neves came from Portuguese side Porto, whilst Joao Moutinho signed from Monaco, via Transfermarkt. Impressively for those in the Black County, both of those sides finished second in their campaigns, via BBC Sport, before the two midfielders decided to move.
If manager Nuno Espírito Santo is interested in the centre-back, who averages 4.4 aerial duels won per game, per WhoScored, (compared to Conor Coady’s 0.8) and Midland rivals Aston Villa are also wanting the player, then Wolves are the side who surely have nothing to fear and are in the better place to potentially sign the player.
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