Aston Villa are linked with a move for Marvelous Nakamba this summer.
The Chronicle in Zimbabwe have linked Aston Villa with a £20 million move for midfielder Marvelous Nakamba.
The 25-year-old plays for Club Brugge but is attracting a lot of attention as of late, with Newcastle United and Watford reportedly in the mix.
But Aston Villa seem to be frontrunners – at least, they were, but the Belgian side don’t want to sell until after the Africa Cup of Nations in the event that the Zimbabwe international has a brilliant tournament.
In any case, the Villans should pursue him regardless of whether he impresses for his country or not.
This is a defensive midfielder who has garnered comparisons with N’Golo Kante and, if Dean Smith does sign him, what a midfield Villa could have on their Premier League return.
They could have the power and industry of Nakamba in the holding role, with John McGinn linking defence and attack, and then Jack Grealish further forward, the cherry on top of a magnificent midfield-three.
McGinn was one of Smith’s best players last season and he won’t be daunted by a first year in the Premier League, while Grealish will be desperate to show England’s top flight what he’s all about after three years in the Championship with the West Midlands side.
As Wolves proved last season, a brilliant midfield can take you very far in the top tier and if Aston Villa get Nakamba, they might see how true that sentiment is.
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