Martin Laursen boldly stated that Tyrone Mings has got ‘everything’ after he watched the January signing in action during Aston Villa’s 2-1 win over Blackburn on Saturday.
The Bournemouth loanee has been a man mountain at the heart of the club’s defence following his switch from the Premier League to the Championship during the winter transfer window [BBC Sport].
At the weekend, he ended up scoring what proved to be the decisive goal as Villa recorded a much-needed three points in their race to finish in the top-six.
Club legend Laursen, who was paraded onto the pitch at half-time along with Juan Pablo Angel, lauded Mings’ ability and explained the qualities he has at his disposal.
“Villa played some great, attacking football,” said Laursen, as quoted by the Birmingham Mail. “And Mings looks fantastic at the back.
“I had a picture with him, or he had a picture with me, I don’t know! The kids wanted Mings’ jersey and I managed to get it. I said to him he can have a great future if he continues like this.
“He can do whatever he wants. He’s strong, quick, good with his feet and a good header of the ball as well. He’s got everything. I’m very impressed. I hadn’t seen much of him before but I had heard a lot about him.
“He has played a lot of good games. Now I have seen him live, He’s massive and a good left-foot. It’s nice to have a centre-half with a left foot. He’s quick as well and that is important.”
If Mings can match the performances and impact Laursen had on the club then he will no doubt be well loved by the supporters.
It remains to be seen if the Cherries player is still at Villa Park in the summer because a lot could depend on what division his current club are in.
Dean Smith’s side, who have won five games on the bounce in the Championship, are currently sitting fifth in the league and are two points ahead of seventh-placed Bristol City.
There is no doubt that if Villa earn promotion to the Premier League then Mings’ performances and impact on the club would have played a massive part.