With the January rumour mill linking Aston Villa with a move for Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings this week, I’ve seen more Flash Gordan and Ming the Merciless jokes than I care to at my age.
It was being reported late last night however that despite interest from Hull City, West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Forest, we had stolen a march on our Championship opposition and were in pole position to complete a loan deal before the transfer window slams shut later this evening.
The 25-year-old has only made 16 starting appearances for Bournemouth, with seven more from the bench following his arrival back in the summer of 2015 from Ipswich Town according to Soccerbase but having come back from injury I believe, he does have seven appearances to his name this year for Eddie Howe’s side.
The claim came from the Daily Mail and other outlets were quickly stating the same thing, referencing their own sources and the consensus was it wouldn’t be a loan to buy deal, but would cost £1million for the second half of the 2018/19 campaign.
Mings was an £8million capture given his early promise, so if his injuries are behind him it could be a strong addition – hopefully, the buy clause is in place though.
We’ll know by 11pm tonight.