Aston Villa are hoping to continue their spending spree by potentially signing Club Brugge midfielder Marvelous Nakamba, according to a report.
Zimbabwean outlet The Chronicle have claimed that the highly-rated midfielder is on Villa’s radar, who are ready to splash £20 million for his services.
It is said that fellow Premier League side Newcastle are also keen on Nakamba, including last season’s FA Cup finalists, Watford.
Villa have already signed a player from Club Brugge when they broke their club transfer record for Brazilan striker Wesley from earlier on this month.
Another player from the Belgian Pro League’s could be heading towards England, and specifically Villa Park if the Midlands outfit get their ways during negotiations.
If Nakamba does sign for Villa then he would join a team that recently earned promotion to the Premier League by winning the Championship play-offs.
Added with that, given the fact that he is defensive-minded midfielder then he would add much-needed quality in that area because there isn’t a specialist player who can perform in that position.
Senior defensive-midfield duo Glenn Whelan and Mile Jedinak will leave the club when their contracts expire at the end of this month.
Whilst a Conor Hourihane can deploy that role in front of the defence, he is more attack-minded and Dean Smith will definitely need to add more legs in that area before the new Premier League season kicks off.