‘Unstoppable’ 6ft 3 Villa Park targets ‘better than Douglas Luiz’
Aston Villa could face a battle to lure Ibrahim Sangare to Villa Park this summer but the midfielder is ‘a better Douglas Luiz’, according to the reporter Josh Holland.
The Midlands side were the sixth biggest spenders in Europe during the January transfer window, but it looks like head coach Steven Gerrard is preparing to splash the cash once again.
What is the latest news about Sangare?
According to Dutch outlet Voetbal International, Villa’s interest in defensive midfielder PSV Eindhoven Sangare is growing.
The report suggests that Gerrard, who was appointed Premier League boss last November, was in the stands at the King Power Stadium when current employers Sangare clashed with Leicester City in the Europa Conference League last month.
Sangare has tasted glory in recent weeks, helping PSV defeat Ajax and lift the Dutch Cup.
The 24-year-old’s eye-catching form has led Crystal Palace and Leicester City to join Villa in the hunt for his signature.
However, PSV are in a strong negotiating position as Sangare’s contract is not due to expire until summer 2025, which means they are in no rush to sanction his departure.
Real Madrid make an INCREDIBLE return to the Champions League! Full reaction on The Football Terrace…
What did Josh Holland say about Sangare?
Holland believes securing Sangare’s services would allow Gerrard to get an upgrade over fellow midfielder Luiz.
However, the journalist warns that it could be difficult to negotiate a deal with PSV as they face the possibility of two other big names also leaving this summer.
Holland told GIVEMESPORT: “I think he’s a better Douglas Luiz, so I think he would be perfect for Villa.
“I don’t think PSV will be able to say no to the money Villa can offer. I think the only thing Villa might struggle with is that Cody Gakpo and Noni Madueke also look set to leave PSV.
“Are the Dutch Cup winners going to let three of their best players go? This is the problem. I don’t think that can happen.
Should Villa look for a replacement for Luiz?
Luiz is set to enter the final 12 months of his £52,000-a-week deal this summer, so it would make sense for Gerrard to make plans ahead of his potential exit in the not-too-distant future.
Sangare, who has won 20 international caps for Ivory Coast, could be the perfect fit for Villa.
The 6ft 3in ace has been described by PSV boss Roger Schmidt as ‘unstoppable’ and, as he is still in the early days of his career, Gerrard has plenty of time to turn him into a midfielder defensive he wants at Villa. Park.
News Now – Sports News