While in their pursuit of Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur this month, Aston Villa may encounter stiffer competition. The January transfer window is closing. While Villa has until 11 p.m. on Monday to make their final purchase of the season.
Apart from being a defensive midfielder. Aston Villa brought in players to cover the roles they needed this month. With Marvelous Nakamba’s injury in December underscoring the need for a traditional midfield anchor.
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While Nakamba sustained a knee injury that necessitated surgery, and the Zimbabwean international is expected to be out for four months.
Bentancur has been mentioned as a possible alternative. But as the transfer season closes and clubs begin to make moves ahead of the deadline. Villa may find it difficult to sign the Uruguayan.
Olympique Lyon, according to The Athletic. Is interested in signing Bentancur or Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso as a replacement for Bruno Guimaraes.
While Guimaraes is expected to join Newcastle United for £35 million. Putting Lyon in a position to rapidly complete a deal for one of their summer objectives.
While they could force Aston Villa into a Bentancur bidding battle and force Steven Gerrard’s team out of the process.
While Lyon is thought to have started talks with Bentancur. Who is said to be available for around £21 million this month.
Spurs are considering releasing Lo Celso this month. As the Argentine is not in Antonio Conte’s plans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
While Aston Villa has been busy this month. With the surprising arrival of Calum Chambers from Arsenal becoming their sixth signing of the window.
While Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus confirmed on Monday. That they had completed a double deal for winger Dejan Kulusevski and midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur.
According to ESPN, Bentancur’s deal is worth €19 million over three years, with a further €6 million in add-ons, while Kulusevski joins on an 18-month loan with a €35 million permanent option.
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