Date: 10th July 2019 at 8:00pm
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This summer transfer window rumour was definitely only a matter of time but it seems the big boys have caught up now and linked Aston Villa with a move for Brentford defender Ezri Konsa.

At £12m Surely Aston Villa Should Be In For This 21 y/o Talent

The other day I noticed speculation suggesting that 21-year-old Konsa was available for only £12million and at the time the report linked Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers as having a potential interest in him, but now the Daily Mail seem to have caught on to the fact that the England Under 21 international worked with head coach Dean Smith at Brentford and that must mean we are now planning a ‘swoop’ on the player.

In this case though I certainly hope we are and it’s not typical rumour mill nonsense.

Brentford have of course just brought in Leeds United centre-half Pontus Jansson, and it’s not difficult to see that they may be preparing for life without the youngster, and given everything we’ve heard about our transfer setup now, he ticks every box in my mind and he does offer far better value than Bristol City’s Adam Webster given the price they seem to want.

A later in the day update came from Sky Sports amidst potential medical speculation.

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3 Replies to “Villa Finally Get Linked With Young Brentford Talent”

  • The Pontus Jansson move from Leeds to Brentford made me wonder if Villa would bid for Konsa. More often than not, player moves seem to follow in sequence and Dean Smith’s familiarity with the player will have been an advantage here.

    Contrary to what some fans think, we clearly do have a finite budget to work with. The signs have been there that we have taken stock of our spending, particularly after the last two signings, and re-assessed what we can realistically achieve. This very much in line with the approach Christian Purslow promised.

    The signing of Konsa would reflect the purchase of a good young player at a more affordable price. With possibly two or three further squad additions to fund, this deal looks to be a sensible one.

    • I think they have now signed two centre-halves and Jansson hasn’t gone there as squad player. It means they expect Konsa to go for me, I just hope to us as I’ve liked him since Charlton. If things go horribly wrong next season (and we all hope/know they won’t) Konsa is specifically the type of player who adds £5m to his signing fee purely by Prem experience – it’s absolutely in line with what Purslow has said about our transfer policy.

  • Like the player. Very strong, great timing, comfortable on the ball, like a Marcel Desailly type player. Definitely snap him up, especially at that price, and with Deano’s knowledge of the player.

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