06-20-19 by Spotlight Zimbabwe

Marvelous Nakamba for Aston Villa

BRUGGE, BELGIUM - OCTOBER 24: Marvelous Nakamba of Club Brugge during the UEFA Champions League match between Club Brugge v AS Monaco at the Jan Breydel Stadium on October 24, 2018 in Brugge Belgium (Photo by Angelo Blankespoor/Soccrates/Getty Images)


Aston Villa are linked with a move for Marvelous Nakamba this summer.

Marvelous Nakamba of Club Bruegge controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Club Brugge and Club Atletico de Madrid at Jan Breydel Stadium on December 11,...

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.

Oostende's Jordi Vanlerberghe and Club's Marvelous Nakamba fight for the ball during the soccer match between KV Oostende and Club Brugge, Sunday 27 January 2019 in Oostende, on the 23rd...



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